A new report says opposition has been voiced at NBC News to Brian Williams’ return to the anchor chair on “Nightly News.”
The Washington Post reports: “Journalists in NBC News’s powerful Washington bureau expressed strong opposition to the potential return of suspended anchorman Brian Williams during a contentious meeting with the head of the network’s news division in February.”
In the Washington meeting with NBC News President Deborah Turness, staffers reportedly made “a sometimes angry series of comments,” arguing that Williams’ misstatements about his Iraq war coverage have damaged the network’s credibility, The Post reports.
Citing sources who were at the meeting, the article says journalists at the meeting argued that Williams should not be returned to the anchor chair. One source described the atmosphere at the meeting as a “bloodbath” for Williams.
Turness reportedly also met with the New York bureau around the same time to discuss the Williams situation.
Please click on the link near the top of this story to read the Post’s full report.