Ha! Brian Williams Claimed He Has Been ‘Cleansed’ of Opinion; Solely ‘Information’ Stay
Brian Williams seems to be one of those people who doesn’t listen to himself when he speaks. How else can you describe the reasons why the truthful journalist says the things he does? Yes, it’s time for someone else NewsBusters FLASHBACK: It was eight years ago this week that Williams appeared on Alec Baldwin’s radio show at the time to declare himself “free of political opinions”. Apparently only facts remain.
On the not yet embarrassed anchor, the liberal actor said: “My work has been purged of the way I see it and the way I’ve tried, from political opinions over 27 years … I can try to put it in the middle and try to be fair about it and do an ‘only the facts’…“”
Baldwin flattered Williams for sticking to the facts and asked, “How do you do this? Do you have political opinions? “The always humble journalist replied:” Sometimes I don’t know. “
This is the guy who mistakenly said it was him shot down in Iraq in 2003 telling stories about it See corpses while reporting on Hurricane Katrina. Williams repeated his Iraq lie about being shot down several times. As a result, he eventually lost his job at Nightly News.
But the now MSNBC presenter is still delving into his truth-telling skills. Open the MSNBC cover for the 2018 Donald Trump State of the UnionHe cheered: “As I said, our entire team of correspondents will analyze what we see and hear. We will also check it on the fly. “You’re the one who needs a fact checker, Brian.
In 2020 Williams questioned the faith of senators who acquitted Donald Trump. If only we could all live up to Brian Williams’ ethical standards.
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