CNN is reporting that Brian Williams is taking himself off air after coming under fire for ‘misremembering’ an incident while covering Iraq War.
The Associated Press confirmed moments ag0 –
(AP) – Anchorman Brian Williams says he’s taking himself off the NBC evening newscast temporarily.
NBC posted Williams statement on their website Saturday evening :
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.
Brian Williams fate begins to spin out of his control