Brian Williams Apparently Tried To Blame His Lies On A Brain Tumor


Ever since "Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams was caught making some pretty major exaggerations in his news reports, some bizarre discoveries have been coming out surrounding the journalist's life.

A report in Vanity Fair quotes NBC execs, who discuss their experiences with BriWi, his lies and all of the skeletons in his closet.

One source tells Vanity Fair that Williams immediately insisted he must have suffered a brain tumor after being accused of lying in his reporting on Iraq in 2003.

An insider said,

Brian Williams was the successor to Tom Brokaw, one of America's most famous and widely respected journalists, who helped establish NBC's nightly programs as one of the most prominent in the business.

One executive says,

Many now think that Williams' fear of not being able to fill such powerful shoes may be why he often lied in his reporting.

In fact, in one instance, Williams even lied about being with Tom Brokaw in Germany as the Berlin Wall was taken down. In reality, Williams met up with Brokaw the next day.

I'm sorry, but I just see no validity in any of Williams' excuses. BriWi: You don't have a brain tumor, you're just really bad at telling lies.

Citations: The Inside Story of the Civil War For the Soul of NBC News (Vanity Fair)