Brian Williams is now confessing that he in fact lied during his time at NBC. Brian sat down with the Today Show’s Matt Lauer.”It had to have been ego that made me think I had to be sharper, funnier, quicker than anybody else.”
“I told the story correctly for years, before I told it incorrectly. I was not trying to mislead people, (and) that to me is a huge difference. It came from a bad place. It came from a sloppy choice of words. I told stories that were not true. Over the years, looking back, it is very clear I never intended to. It got mixed up, it got turned around, in my mind.”
“This came from clearly a bad place, a bad urge inside me. This was clearly ego-driven, a desire to better my role in a story I was already in. That’s what I’ve been tearing apart and unpacking and analyzing.”
Brian continued that he said things that were wrong, although won;t admit what other incident there may be. “I said things that were wrong. Looking back, with such clarity now, it is so clear to me, I said things that were wrong. I told stories that were wrong. It wasn’t from a place where I was trying to use my job and title to mislead. I got it wrong. I own this, and I own up this.
But Brian is happy to be coming back despite not getting his old job at ‘Nightly News’ back. “I’m very happy to be coming back,” he said. “First of all, I’m happy to have a job. I’m happy to work. I’m very fortunate to be able to go back to NBC. What I said earlier about the second chance club, I’m now its leading spokesman.”
And guess what when Lester Holt isn’t at the Nightly news desk for whatever reason, Brian will sit in!
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