Williams Ordered to Take Time Off?
FTVLive is reporting that Brian’s decision wasn’t really Brian’s decision…
“Brian was basically told that he is taking time off,” said a NBC staffer to FTVLive.
Williams released a statement earlier today that said he was going to step away from Nightly News for “several days.”
NBC insiders tell FTVLive that although they like Brian Williams, they really feel like there is no way Williams can survive this. They feel that his reputation and that of the news division are too damaged right now.
“The only way we (NBC News) recovers is if Brian resigns,” said one NBC insider to FTVLive.
I still think it’s survivable as long as all the digging that’s going on doesn’t turn up more examples of Williams inaccurate statements. But the signs do seem to point to the notion that NBC isn’t too keen on that strategy…