Past performance is no guarantee of future results:
- “Brian Williams Worries Jon Stewart Has Been Too Tough on Occupy Wall Street” — Newsbusters, November 1st, 2011.
This from an “objective” news anchorman best known for these classic moments of moral equivalency:
- “NBC: Founding Fathers Could Have Been Terrorists” — Brian Williams, as paraphrased by Ed Morrissey, June 30th, 2005.
- “Williams: Like Terrorists, U.S. Special Forces Willing to Go on Suicide Missions” — Newsbusters, August 10, 2006.
- If you ask the Tea Party what they want to take the country back from, “they would say, ‘from the Trilateral Commission, from the big bankers, from the Council on Foreign Relations.’” — Williams in an interview with David Letterman, August 24, 2010.
Bonus quote: When Williams debuted as NBC’s nightly anchorman in 2004, then-NBC president Jeff Zucker told USA Today, “No one understands this NASCAR nation more than Brian.”
How many layers of irony accompanied that quote? The number could be infinite.