Fallen NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Lied On-Air on Numerous Occasions
Brian Williams is already about ten weeks into his six-month suspension from NBC News and from the sounds of things, it's pretty unlikely that he will be returning to the anchor desk that made him a household name. While his embellishment over a story about a helicopter ride years ago got him into hot water, it's NBC's internal investigation of Williams' reporting that may end up being a total career killer. Richard Esposito is leading a team of at least five other NBC journalists and their digging into Williams supposed escapades has uncovered a serious pattern of lying.
According to a report by The Washington Post, "A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe." Other outlets have been reporting similar stories that include specific instances when Williams' reports that were filed with NBC News were either exaggerated greatly or completely fabricated.
When Williams was first suspended from his position and replaced by Lester Holt, there seemed to be some serious hope on the part of the network that they would somehow devise a plan to bring him back to NBC Nightly News. They even brought back Andy Lack to head up the news division, knowing that if anyone is capable of working a miracle at the network, it's him. In recent weeks there have been rumblings that even Lack, one of Williams best friends, was now backing away from the idea of trying to bring him back.
If Lack has changed his mind it's likely because of the findings of NBC's internal investigation. Now that the general public has also heard the details do you think that Williams time anchoring NBC Nightly News has come to an abrupt end? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!