Published On: Mon, Feb 16th, 2015

Tom Brokaw warned that Brian Williams was a ‘liar’

Brian Williams may have finally come clean about “fishing tale” of coming under fire while aboard an Army helicopter during the 2003 Iraq invasion and other hyperbolic stories over the year, but it was Tom Brokaw that warned everyone of Williams’ nature.

NPR’s David Folkenflikn reports that looked into the incident himself and concluded that “the facts simply didn’t match.” In the final analysis, Brokaw, who anchored the broadcast from 1982 to 2004, sees Williams as “more of a performer than an anchor.”

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“Brokaw has been really playing a role behind the scenes in figuring things out. You know, the network news chief, the top of the network pyramid – Deborah Turness, her boss and the CEO of NBC – who will together, the three of them, make this decision – are all new at NBC since its takeover by Comcast,” Folkenflikn says.

He adds: “One NBC executive confirmed to me that Williams’ explicit dream job was to take over The Tonight Show…”

The Daily Show is hiring…just saying.

Check out the great interview HERE

More on the Williams “lie” and suspension – check out this post

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  1. john says:

    I’m not defending Williams but shouldn’t the entire news industry be on trial? In 2003, FOX News won a Florida Supreme Court ruling that stated they had the right to lie. If that wasn’t mind-blowing enough.. the ruling also stated that they had the right to fire anyone who refused to lie if the station required them to do so.

    I came across this the other day and it just blew me away. I was angry about Williams but this takes it to a whole new level.

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