While much of the lamestream media reflexively circles the wagons around the disgraced Brian Williams, former “Nightly News” anchor Tom Brokaw wants him gone. Get some more popcorn ready.
You know you’re in trouble when Tom Brokaw is out for your blood.
NBC’s most revered journalist is furious that Brian Williams is still in the anchor chair after he sheepishly admitted he hadn’t traveled on a helicopter hit by enemy fire.
“Brokaw wants Williams’ head on a platter,” an 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.”
On Wednesday, Williams, 55, acknowledged that he had repeatedly said he was aboard a chopper that had been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade during a 2003 reporting trip to Iraq, when he was actually safely traveling in a different aircraft.
Brokaw, 74, was still the “Nightly News” anchor when Williams came back from his Iraq expedition — and an insider said he knew the story Williams later spouted was bunk.
“Tom Brokaw and [former NBC News President] Steve Capus knew this was a false story for a long time and have been extremely uncomfortable with it,” the source said.
So everyone knew this clown was lying through his teeth but nobody did a damn thing. Is it any wonder the media has so little credibility? NBC really doesn’t care, though, since Williams gets them ratings, or at least leads the network nightly news pack, which really isn’t much to speak of any more these days.
“He is not going to be suspended or reprimanded in any way. He has the full support of NBC News,” a network source said.
Of course. These morons employ the racist clown Al Sharpton, so why would they have any integrity?
“NBC bosses don’t understand how serious this is. Nobody in a leadership position is talking to the troops. Nobody has addressed it,” the source said.
One longtime NBC employee who has worked with Williams on several occasions had a few dirty words to describe the celebrated anchor, calling him a “real pompous piece of s–t.”
“He’s an a–hole,” he fumed. “He’s not a journalist. He’s a reader.
“Oh, the fireworks that are going off inside,” he said. “It’s embarrassing. He’s the face on NBC. He’s a liar.
“Everyone knew it.”
Tell us something we don’t know.