Brian Williams, Who Was Demoted For Spreading ‘Fake News,’ Now Condemns ‘Fake News’
Today in “You Can’t Make This Shit Up” news, anchor Brian Williams has condemned “fake news.”
For those of you who may have forgotten, Brian Williams was the former anchor of “NBC Nightly News” who was booted from his job after he was caught in several lies that he reported as news during his broadcasts. Meaning that he reported fake news. The same kind of fake news that he criticized on the MSNBC show “The 11th Hour.”
Another former general in the Trump circle is receiving new attention. His National Security Adviser-designate, Mike Flynn. Flynn’s son was fired by the Trump transition today for passing on fake news story via Twitter. But his dad, the retired Army three-star general has passed on some gems himself.
Here are a few, ‘Clinton is involved in child sex trafficking and has secretly waged war on the Catholic Church.’ As well as charges that the president is a ‘jihadi’ who ‘laundered’ money for terrorists.
As we talked about here last night, fake news played a role in the election and continues to find a wide audience. A BuzzFeed news study of of Donald Trump’s own tweets where they followed back news stories to their root source found more of them came from Breitbart originally than any other single source.
Hey Brian, maybe you should have sat out during that news segment.
After admitting that he had lied about a story in which three Chinook helicopters came under fire in Iraq in 2003, Williams was suspended without pay in 2015, and he eventually lost his job.
Brian, do we really have to go through all these memes again? I don’t want to, but now I feel obligated.