Larry Wilmore: Brian Williams Wasn’t Lying, Just ‘Slow Jamming the Truth’

The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore spent Monday night focusing on American’s relationship with war. But before getting down to the real issues, the host couldn’t help but take a few swings at embattled NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, including this reimagined poster for Black Hawk Down:

“A lot of people have accused him of lying,” Wilmore said of Williams at the top of his show. “I’m not going to go that far. But it does appear that somebody has been slow jamming the truth.”

“As a fellow purveyor of fake news, part of me sympathizes with Brian Williams,” Wilmore added. “I understand how stories get blurred over the years, especially intense situations. Once, I reported that I cold-cocked George Foreman in his grill. Turns out, I just put cold cuts on a George Foreman grill.”

Transitioning to something more substantial, Wilmore called Brian Williams’ story “the perfect metaphor for the war on terror: Nobody has a damn clue what’s going on.”

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