Brian Williams, Once Suspended for Lying, Spends Segment on Trump’s Lying


Brian Williams, once suspended NBC anchor, spent an entire segment of his MSNBC show The 11th Hour on President Trump's lying.

Williams had Wisconsin radio host Charlie Sykes on to discuss his piece in The New York Times entitled "Why Nobody Cares About Trump's Lying."

In his piece, Sykes wrote, "The cumulative effect of the attacks [on the mainstream media] was to delegitimize those outlets and essentially destroy much of the right's immunity to false information. We thought we were creating a savvier, more skeptical audience. Instead we opened the door for President Trump who found an audience that could be easily misled."

Williams was suspended from NBC Nightly News as the lead news anchor for "misrepresenting events which occurred while he was covering the Iraq War in 2003," a February 2015 statement from NBC read.

NBC noted in their statement that Williams had lied about other events as well when reporting on stories for Nightly News.

Williams was suspended for six months without pay. He was later brought back to MSNBC where he reported on just breaking news before being given a show in the 11 p.m. hour.

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Alyssa Canobbio is the War Room Director for the Washington Free Beacon. Prior to joining the Beacon, she worked as a Communications Associate for Americans for Tax Reform. Alyssa is originally from New Jersey and lives in Arlington, Virginia. In her free time she enjoys sailing, craft beer, and watching the Steelers and the Phillies. Her Twitter handle is @AlyssaEinDC. She can be reached at

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