Still not being honest Williams said because “I am presently too much a part of the news” he has temporarily stepped down as Anchor of NBC. The real reason was his apology for lying about being shot down was mostly a lie itself as documented by AUN-TV.
Brian Williams said on Saturday that he was stepping aside from the daily broadcast of NBC’s “Nightly News” for the next several days, after admitting that he had misled the public about being on a helicopter that was forced down in Iraq.
In a memo to the NBC News staff, Mr. Williams said that Lester Holt, the anchor for “Dateline,” would step in as the network dealt with the issue.
“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,” Mr. Williams said in the two-paragraph memo.
Mr. Williams is both anchor and managing editor for “NBC Nightly News.”
Mr. Williams did not say exactly when he expected to return to the anchor chair. “Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us,” he said.
The truth is his apology was a total lie. Brian Williams was not only not on a helicopter that was shot down, he was not in the area until an hour after the shoot down took place. For ten years he has in a detailed manner told lies about being shot down, hear is one example on Letterman:
He apology was about being right next to the helicopter shot down, an absurd lie in itself, as he was not even in the area until an hour later. Here is that lie: