Brian Williams is getting dragged on Twitter after he seemed to suggest that people should repost other people’s stuff and take credit for it.
Earlier today, the MSNBC anchor was reviewing photos of the storm surge that Hurricane Irma has caused in Florida. Williams discouraged people from going out in the harsh conditions, but at one point actually said “forward this picture on Instagram, pretend you shot it and pretend its yours. We’ll look the other way.”
Now, Williams’ remarks were almost certainly intended as a joke but, uh, for Williams who was suspended from NBC in 2015 for embellishing his own reporting about the Iraq War, it’s the sort of comment that will draw unwanted attention.
Not surprisingly, many weighed in:
— Andy Sternberg (@andysternberg) September 10, 2017
— Alex From El Barrio (@AfromElBarrio) September 10, 2017
— (((Randi L Klein))) (@doodlehedz) September 10, 2017
Brian Williams on MSNBC giving advice to ppl in Florida to pretend they did something they didn't actually do. CAN'T MAKE THIS SHIT UP 😂😂😂
— claire (@rainbeauxpigeon) September 10, 2017
"Pretend you took the picture, post it on instagram and we'll look the other way"
um.. Brian Williams.. U don't get to say stuff like that.
— Dēmus ♻ (@mindOFdemus) September 10, 2017
I like Brian Williams but this bothered me re:hurricane coverage of Irma pic.twitter.com/WhVbQT7Tr0
— Sandy (@heretohearyou) September 10, 2017
I’m howling! Did Brian Williams tell folks grab the pic from Instagram and pretend you took it (but stay inside tho’) pic.twitter.com/Uy3O5pnkEk
— Tammi LaTela (@TLaTela) September 10, 2017
For Williams, there are going to be certain topics that have become off limits as a result of his own experiences. . or lack thereof. This one likely falls squarely into that category.
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