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自分が読んで興味深く感じた英文記事を中心に取り上げる予定です

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「話を盛る」って英語では

 
こちらは本人が間違いを認めたこともあり、処分はスムーズにいっているようです。6ヶ月分の給料はでないとありますから、辞めるまで給料をもらっていた小保方さんとはえらい違いですよね。



Brian Williams Suspended From NBC for 6 Months Without Pay
By EMILY STEEL and RAVI SOMAIYAFEB. 10, 2015

Brian Williams, the embattled NBC news anchor whose credibility plummeted after he acknowledged exaggerating his role in a helicopter incident in Iraq, was suspended for six months without pay, the network said Tuesday night.

動画の最後に出てくる謝罪のスピーチは以下の通りです。

I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago. I want to apologize. I said I was travelling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) fire. I was instead in a following aircraft. We all landed after the ground fire incident and spent two harrowing nights in a sandstorm in the Iraq desert. This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran and, by extension, our brave military men and women, veterans everywhere, those who have served while I did not. I hope they know they have my greatest respect and also now my apology.

ニューヨークタイムズの記事ではexaggerating his roleとありますが、TIMEの記事ではembellish his war recordという表現がありました。こちらの方が「話を盛る」という意味に近そうです。

But this isn’t as simple as one famous, successful, charming news anchor setting off on his own to embellish his war record. Whatever Brian Williams did or didn’t do, wherever he ends up, we’ve been with him each and every step of the way.

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embellish something to make a story more interesting by adding details that are not always true synonym embroider
His account of his travels was embellished with details of famous people he met.


TIMEの記事は事実を伝えるというよりも、文化的背景を語るエッセイみたいな感じです。

It Wasn’t All Brian Williams’ Fault
• David Westin 2:07 PM ET Updated: 6:24 PM ET

Here’s a dirty little secret about the news: people love stories about others’ misfortunes. Our fellow citizens in California love to watch the snowstorms in the east; those of us in the east don’t mind seeing the brushfires and mudslides of our western brethren. And all of us join together to watch the devastation of a tsunami half way around the globe. Whatever problems we might have, at least we don’t have those problems.

So, it’s hardly surprising that the recent travails of Brian Williams and NBC News are so popular in the press. The media always love stories about the media, and if the media get to cover the failings of their competitors, so much the better. After all, it’s happening to them (in this case, Williams and NBC News) and not to us. What could be better?

The problem is that what we’re all watching now is about us as much as it’s about them. It’s about “us” in TV news – for that matter all the news media. And even more troubling, it’s about “us” in the audience as we’re drawn so powerfully to the growing celebrity status of journalists.


Daily ShowでもBrian Williamsを取り上げたそうです。



Jon Stewart Leaving ‘The Daily Show’
By DAVE ITZKOFFFEB. 10, 2015

“See, I see the problem. We got us a case here of infotainment confusion syndrome. It occurs when the celebrity cortex gets its wires crossed with the medulla anchor-dala. “

“Finally someone is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq War.”


個人的にはDaily ShowからJohn Stewartがいなくなるというニュースの方がショックです。
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非常にショックです!残念です。教えていただきましてありがとうございますー。
>Daily ShowからJohn Stewartがいなくなる

2015.02.13 | pukuchan[URL] | Edit

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来年大統領選というのに本当にショックですよね。

チェック済みかもしれませんが、本人のお別れスピーチです!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJUTiB-jOe0

2015.02.14 | Yuta[URL] | Edit

    
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