It all started to fall apart for Brian Williams when somebody noticed that he claimed to have been shot down in Iraq, even though in the physical world he never got shot down in Iraq or anywhere else. Then people started doing some digging, and they found a bunch of other things he just plain made up. And now, it’s starting to affect his brand-new home before he even moves in.
MSNBC scaled back its coverage of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina because Brian Williams “misremembered” that he saw a dead body float past his hotel while he was there.
The cable network, which inherited Williams as a breaking news anchor after he was bumped from “NBC Nightly News” following an exhaustive internal probe into his tall tales, decided against sending its key anchors to New Orleans, to avoid awkward references to the Williams scandal…
An insider told us, “MSNBC is sensitive about Brian Williams and his reporting on Katrina. None of their anchors are there this weekend. Brian’s mid-September start date was carefully scheduled to avoid the Katrina anniversary, among other considerations.”
Let he who has never misremembered a dead body floating down the street cast the first stone.
Okay, here it goes!
What an auspicious beginning to Brian Williams: Book Two. He hasn’t even found a place at MSNBC to park his red Swingline yet, and he’s already making life tougher for his new colleagues.
Who’ll replace him when he inevitably flames out again? I hear Olbermann is looking for a gig. He’d be a step up.