Online Fury After Brian Williams Says Obama Used ‘Richard Pryor Delivery’ in Speech


Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 5.15.21 PMToday on MSNBC, Brian Williams was telling his viewers about President Barack Obama making his first campaign stop with Hillary Clinton. In between touching on the satellite feed outages experienced by the network and Obama’s pointed jab at Donald Trump‘s social media use, though, he said one thing that really shocked people.

He compared Obama’s delivery to that of Richard Pryor, the much-awarded but highly controversial comedian.

Shortly thereafter, he began trending on Twitter as users took him to task for the comparison.

Comparing the speech of the nation’s first black president to that of a man whose Wikipedia page include an entire section dedicated to the “freebase cocaine incident” wasn’t a smart move. The words “bigot” and “racist” are all over Williams’ trend on Twitter.

He has not yet responded but if he does, we’ll let you know.

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