Days into the controversy over whether or not he was in a helicopter that took enemy fire in Iraq in 2003, as he has claimed over the years, the NBC Nightly News anchor today told staff in a memo that he is temporarily stepping away from the anchor desk. This comes one day after NBC News boss Deborah Turness announced that the division is conducting an internal investigation into Williams’ remarks over the issue. The controversy erupted last weekend after a January 30 NBC News segment detailed the 2003 incident on air. Members of the U.S. military began posting online disputing Williams’ recollection of events. On February 4, Williams apologized to viewers and members of the military on air for the version of events told in the January 30 segment.
Read the full memo below:
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.
I predict he won't be back, ever. And good riddins!
Hey what do you expect from a left wing Reporter, like most of Obama's press corp NBC,CBS and ABC they get confused and cant remember what version of the truth they are talking about, you see Obama and his press corp can make up anything they want Because there is no one to hold them accountable... They own and or control almost all the news out lets,
When are we going to tell them the BS. isn't working any more, we know you carry water for, now if I had the ability to reach people I would be proud to the first one to be arrested for protesting at the offices of ABC,CBS,NBC Its about someone did something to stop the Bull Shit they have been feeding us for years !
He could hang himself.
Quit or be fired?
Damn Wink! I love it! You should be a jounalist on TV....and there's an opening just now available! GO FOR IT!!!
He could start his own website titled: The world news through my perspective
he will never be trusted. not only is he a liar, but also gives aid and comfort to our enemies by undermining our nation. give him a noose and a sharp drop!!!!!
Obama will probably hire him for his teleprompter writing staff .. can't let a good liar go to waste
What a dumb ass!! He actually admitted lying!! He cannot be a true Democrat if he admits he lied and he certainly isn't a Republican! So he must be an Independant Liberal....anyway after this career-ending fiasco he has created it really doesn't matter what he is.....(dead dumb ass meat!)
But now he is free to run for President! That's what all great liars do, isn't it? lol
Now just think about this for a moment. He lied he admitted it and apologized for it. It has been on the news for two weeks now. So now probably of sheer frustration he is taking a leave. Well how about this Obama has been lying for 6 years already and the damn media does not cover that or even care. It is much more tragic that the President lies daily that this one reporter. This shows how this media is shaping the news and what we hear about and what we don't.
I wonder if he will be going to the same "Reprogramming" facility that Glenn Beck went to?