Disgraced Brian Williams: Rubio’s Remarks to Go ‘Under a Microscope’

Does this man even listen to himself speak? Disgraced former NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams on Wednesday insisted that, given Marco Rubio’s habit of repeating talking points, all of the Senator’s comments will now be “under a microscope” and must be investigated. This coming from the journalist who lost his job after being exposed for serial falsehoods. 

On MSNBC, Williams highlighted Rubio’s poor showing in New Hampshire in the wake of a bad debate performance. The cable host lectured, “People will now pore over the videotape of him [Rubio] standing in the aisle of the aircraft, looking to see if comments” are repeated. Williams threatened, “When it's another Republican debate, it will really be under a microscope.” 

Williams’s statements came “under the microscope” in 2015 when it was discovered he repeated varying stories about taking fire in a Chinook helicopter. He described it as “Black Hawk Down meets Saving Private Ryan.” 
    
The journalist doesn’t seem to have much in the way of self awareness. On February 1, 2016, while waiting for Iowa’s caucus returns, Williams proclaimed to be the “purveyor of truth and justice.” 

See transcript below:

Tell the Truth 2016 

Place for Politics
2/10/16
3:27

BRIAN WILLIAMS: So, Gabe, Chris Christie, the good news is for Marco Rubio, Chris Christie won't be on the stage to bring about that same response. The bad news is people will now pore over the videotape of him standing in the aisle of the aircraft, looking to see if comments that he embedded in that impromptu conversation were repeated. Looking if he can go, if he has the ability to go other way. And, you know, when it's another Republican debate, it will really be under a microscope. 

GABE GUTIERREZ: He certainly went back over the talking points, the talking points in the conversation in the gaggle were some of the ones he's been saying in his stump speech. He repeats that over and over and over again. His argument is, “Look, this is my message. Voters don't pay as close attention as the media does.” And he wants to make sure his message is heard.

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