The news anchor returned to the airwaves on Tuesday, but twitter wouldn't let him forget his past mistakes.
Brian Williams made his return to television news on Tuesday, presenting live coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States for MSNBC. But while the former ‘NBC Nightly News’ anchor might be trying to put his past scandal behind him, twitter wasn't so quick to forget as #BrianWilliamsPopeStories began trending.
Brian Williams has made his return to TV news on MSNBC.
Williams has been off the air since February after he was suspended by network NBC following accusations that he misrepresented events during his coverage of the 2003 Iraq War.
A subsequent internal investigation by the network found "a number of inaccurate statements about his own role in covering events". The investigation led to the anchor stepping down from the 'Nightly News' and moving to MSNBC’s special events coverage team, taking a reduced salary.
On Tuesday Williams made no reference to the reason why he was off air for six months, instead keeping things firmly focused on the Papal visit. But on twitter, many where all to happy to bring up Williams’ past indiscretions, with #BrianWilliamsPopeStories becoming and trending topic and leading to some hilarious tweets.
Here are some of the best examples of #BrianWilliamsPopeStories:
#BrianWilliamsPopeStories Did you know he was grazed by the very same bullet that struck Pope John Paul II in 1981 in Vatican Square?— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 22, 2015
"In a private phone call I advised him to skip the red shoes" #BrianWilliamsPopeStories— Winter (@sheloveswinter) September 22, 2015
Wanted a drink, so I changed some water into a nice Merlot. Francis seemed impressed. #BrianWilliamsPopeStories— kcvinweho (@kcvinweho) September 23, 2015
Pope Francis began his visit to the United States on Tuesday, starting in Washington, D.C. The Pontiff will then head to New York on Thursday and stop off in Philadelphia before heading home to Rome on Sunday.