There's an old saying:
Confession may be good for the soul, but it's very bad for my reputation.Such is the case of embattled NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, who confessed that he made up the story that the helicopter he was flying in Iraq was under fire.
Williams has announced that he is taking a leave of absence from his duties as news anchor for an unspecified number of days.
According to the Hollywood Reporter:
Brian Williams is stepping away from NBC Nightly News for a number of days.
The anchor sent a note to the show's staff, announcing that Lester Holt is replacing him for an unspecified amount of time. The news comes as Williams is embroiled in a scandal surrounding his story about being a passenger in a helicopter that took fire in Iraq in 2003.Frankly, I can't see how he can survive this scandal without having to resign or be fired from his positions as news anchor and managing editor of the NBC Nightly News. His credibility is in tatters.
Along with the Iraq story, people are questioning his claim that he saw a body floating face down in New Orleans when Hurricane Katrina hit. The area where Williams was at the time was not flooded, according to news sources. That and other claims Williams has made are being investigated.
Jokes about Williams are being widely circulated on the Internet such as the one pictured at top.
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