First, he’s the reader of the news on NBC. They give him assignments to burnish his image and thus the status of the news on NBC. Second, he lied about his helicopter “ride” in 2003. He says he misremembered. Was anyone killed? Was anyone injured in this helicopter incident?
No, they weren’t. Brian Williams is a celebrity by virtue of his job. NBC was probably right when they took him off the air for 6 months. It’s a big deal in public relations circles, but I think Brian Williams and NBC will recover. Why? Because the American public has a very short memory. Of course, this will be aided by journalists with other networks or newspapers. I say, who cares?