Brian Williams Claims Trump is Destroying the Public’s Faith in Media.
Brian Williams might be the most famous purveyor of fake news this century, but that hasn’t stopped him from criticizing Donald Trump’s accusations of fraudulent reporting.
Williams is lucky he’s even still a member of the liberal media. The former broadcast anchor lost his position at NBC after a decade’s worth of lies and exaggerations were brought to light. After a too-brief hiatus, Williams was redeployed to help turn around MSNBC.
Once there, he almost immediately began criticizing the phenomenon of internet-based “fake news” — ironic, given his past personal ties to the subject.
But now that fake news has gone mainstream, Williams seems to have switched sides. He’s now defending the media against an onslaught of attacks made by Donald Trump.
This week, Brian Williams hosted a roundtable to discuss White House leaks and fake news surrounding the White House.
The conversation started off badly — when one of his guests claimed that illegal leaks are the “lifeblood” of the media — and got worse from there.
In response, Williams claimed that Trump was trying to “diminish” the media in order to make the public skeptical when they actually manage to get something right.
It seems Brian Williams still doesn’t understand that he — a member of the lying press — is why the media’s standing has been diminished, not Donald Trump.