The often controversial right-wing news commentator is currently embroiled in a Brian Williams-esque scandal of alleged false war reporting.
In another controversy regarding a journalist alleged to have embellished his war reportage, Fox news host Bill O’Reilly continues to come under fire for apparently over-exaggerating the danger he was in while covering the 1982 Falklands crisis in his book four years ago.
A former CBS colleague of O’Reilly’s, Eric Engberg, claimed in a lengthy Facebook post that they were not really in a combat zone, instead being caught up in little more than “routine reporting on a demonstration that got a little nasty.”
Fox's Bill O'Reilly is facing accusations of exaggerating his war reporting
It's the first time we've heard from the Williams family since the NBC anchor's suspension earlier this month.
‘Girls’ star Allison Williams has leapt to her news anchor father Brian’s defence, following the recent controversy in which he incorrectly claimed that his life was in grave danger while he was reporting on the Iraq conflict.
On Wednesday night, the 26 year old actress was a guest at a talk with NBC host Seth Myers in New York when the subject of her father’s suspension was raised. Allison is the first member of the family to speak publicly about the controversy, and she described it as “tough, obviously toughest on my dad” before stating confidently to the audience “I know you can trust him”, reported CNN.
Allison Williams, star of 'Girls' on HBO, spoke about her news anchor father Brian
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The ex-'Two and a Half Men' actor was so impassioned by Williams' suspension that he posted an open letter to Twitter.
The recent suspension of NBC news anchor Brian Williams has ignited a powder keg of differing opinions. You might consider Charlie Sheen to be one of the less likely public figures to intervene on the debate – but he has, and on Williams’ side. Passionately, to say the least.
TMZ was first to report the bizarre open letter, which was penned by the former ‘Two and a Half Men’ actor and posted to Twitter on Wednesday. He describes Williams as a “victim of a transparent and vile witch hunt” and denounces his bosses at NBC as “cowards”.
Brian Williams was offered comfort and solace by Charlie Sheen in an open letter
The news network has taken action against the 52-year-old anchor almost a week after the truth about his helicopter ride during a visit to Iraq in 2003 was uncovered.
Brian Williams' break from hosting the 'Nightly News' is going to be much longer than first expected. NBC has suspended the news anchor for six months without pay after admitting last week that his story about being shot at while in a helicopter during a visit to Iraq in 2003 wasn't true.
Williams is suspended for six months without pay for his false helicopter claims
For the duration of his suspension, Williams will be replaced by Lester Holt, the network announced in a memo on Tuesday (Feb 10th). NBC will also be continuing their investigation into his reporting of the 2003 Iraq trip.
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The new anchor has backed out of an appearance on Letterman's talk show only days after the truth about his helicopter ride during a visit to Iraq in 2003 was uncovered.
NBC anchor Brian Williams has chosen not to appear on this Thursday's episode of the 'Late Show With David Letterman' following last week's revelation that his story about being shot down in a helicopter during a visit to Iraq in 2003 wasn't true.
Williams will not be appearing on Letterman's talk show this week
The 'NBC Nightly News' anchor, who has stepped away from his hosting duties for the next several days, eventually admitted that he was never aboard the helicopter at the time of the attack after several army veterans involved in Williams' 2003 trip came forward to dispute his claims.
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