Seriously? Brian Williams Proclaims to Be the ‘Purveyor of Truth and Justice’

A totally clueless Brian Williams on Monday night warned MSNBC viewers to not fall for false information as Iowa caucus results rolled in. The man who became known for spinning vast numbers of falsehoods while anchor at NBC News ominously began, “There's going to be some data floating around, especially the internet tonight.” 

He continued, “The first wave of that data is notoriously suspect. So, don't believe everything you see and hear tonight.” With no self-awareness, Williams proclaimed, “We hopefully will be the purveyors of truth and justice here.” 

Speaking of truth, on June 18, Williams apologized, “I'm sorry. I said things that weren't true. I let down my NBC colleagues and our viewers, and I'm determined to earn back their trust.”
    
Williams famously told several varying stories about taking fire in a Chinook helicopter. He described it as “Black Hawk Down meets Saving Private Ryan.” On another occasion, during Hurricane Katrina, he asserted, “I have seen thousands of dead people.” 

Obviously, Williams is not the right person to be a “purveyor of truth and justice.” 

A brief transcript of the comments can be found below: 

Place for Politics
2/1/16
7:49

BRIAN WILLIAMS:  Also, there's going to be some data floating around, especially the internet tonight, because there are entry polls getting taken of people going into their caucuses. Entry pollsters hand you a form. You kind of choose to self-define yourself. I'm sorry, that's redundant. Department of Redundancy department. The first wave of that data is notoriously suspect. So, don't believe everything you see and hear tonight. We hopefully will be the purveyors of truth and justice here.

Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock
Scott Whitlock is the associate editor for the Media Research Center's NewsBusters.org site.