Williams is a frickin’ delusional, lying, joke. I’m with Tom on this one.
Tom Brokaw, former NBC News anchor and seasoned journalist, is reportedly livid over Brian Williams’ repeated lies saying his helicopter was shot down by enemy fire during the Iraq War invasion.
Williams, 55, admitted Wednesday, that he had made up a ‘memory’ that the Chinook he was in was attacked by an enemy RPG during the invasion of Iraq in 2003 – a ‘memory’ he had used his high-profile platform to broadcast to millions of viewers for over a decade.
Former colleague and “Nightly News” anchor, Brokaw was working with Williams when he first began spewing his tall-tale and apparently had his suspicions, according to the New York Post.
“Tom Brokaw and [former NBC New President] Steve Capus knew this was a false story for a long time and have been extremely uncomfortable with it,” a source told the Post.
“Brokaw wants Williams’ head on a platter,” the NBC source said. “He is making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report.”
Williams still hosted “Nightly News” Thursday and made no mention of the brewing scandal.
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