BREAKING! Scandal-Ridden Brian Williams LEAVES NBC Nightly News… For a Few Days
Well, now we’re getting somewhere! For a few days at least:
Breaking: Brian Williams is "taking himself off" of @NBCNightlyNews "for the next several days," 2 NBC sources tell CNN.
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) February 7, 2015
Brian Williams will step aside from “NBC Nightly News” for the next “several days” to address questions raised about a story Williams told of being in a helicopter hit by an RPG over Iraq in 2003–a story widely discredited. “In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.”
Williams says Lester Holt will anchor Nightly in his absence.
Here’s the note from Lyin’ Brian:
A personal note from Brian Williams: http://t.co/lsgS7bbfsR
— NBC News PR (@NBCNewsPR) February 7, 2015
In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.
As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.
Our long national nightmare is over. For a few days.
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) February 7, 2015
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