NBC Nightly News anchor and managing editor Brian Williams announced on Saturday that he will be taking a brief hiatus from the television news program amid controversy surrounding a false story he told about being aboard a helicopter that was downed by RPG fire during the Iraq War in 2003.
NBC News anchor Brian Williams has taken himself off the “Nightly News” desk for the next “several days” after being criticized this week for allegedly misremembering a story about his reporting during the Iraq War in 2003
And now, other bits of his past reporting are being questioned, too
Williams’ Iraq story—in which he once claimed to have been in a helicopter downed by RPG fire— and his reporting from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina are being examined as part of an internal fact-checking investigation at NBC. The fact-checkers will also take a look at any other questionable incidents that come up during the process Read more…
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