Saturday, February 07, 2015
NBC's Brian Williams Takes A Leave Of Absence
NBC News has announced that its evening anchor, Brian Williams, is taking a leave of absence after a firestorm erupted over repeated false claims he made about being aboard a military helicopter in Iraq in 2003 that was forced to make an emergency landing after coming under enemy fire. The statement he released today makes it sound like he fully intends to return in a few days after the firestorm dies down. The statement he shared with colleagues concerning his leave of absence said he had "become too much a part of the news, due to my actions."