Brian Williams Just Can’t Say ‘I Lied’


Brian Williams just doesn’t know when to stop. Apparently, willingness to admit – or fabricate, who knows with Brain Williams- to a brain tumor is easier than coming clean on his Iraq war fantasies or simply admitting “I Lied”. Using his typical avoidance techniques, the iconic anchor was hard to pin down as far as an on-air apology:


“He couldn’t say the words ‘I lied.’ We could not force his mouth to form the words ‘I lied’. He couldn’t explain what had happened. (He said), ‘Did something happen to [my]head? Maybe I had a brain tumor, or something in my head?’ He just didn’t know. We just didn’t know. We had no clear sense what had happened. We got the best [apology]we could get.”

The apology did nothing to stop Williams’s loss of credibility.

The magazine reports other stories from Williams were called into question, quoting an NBC staffer who talked to The New York Times:

“(T)here was no one around to pull his chain when he got too over-the-top.”

Williams was put on suspension in February, and has yet to return to the late night anchor desk he inherited from broadcast legend Tom Brokaw.

Brian Williams has really been everywhere...

Brian Williams has really been everywhere…

Yea, some things you just can’t come back from. Nice try though.

H/T: IJReview

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