Blushing Peacock

Under fire, the head of NBC News is fired -- ummm, voluntarily resigns

IF SOMEWHERE IN THE UNIVERSE THERE IS A HELL FOR journalists, it probably resembles the current condition of NBC News. Last month Dateline NBC stars Jane Pauley and Stone Phillips delivered a stunning on-air apology for its report on the safety of GM trucks, which showed a pickup catching fire in a test crash but did not reveal that incendiary devices had been attached to the vehicle to help ensure a blaze. A week later, anchor Tom Brokaw expressed his regrets for several aspects of a Nightly News report about environmental abuses on an Idaho river. It featured footage of "dead"...

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