aNewDomain — Brian Williams was earning $10 million a year as an anchor for NBC News, where his primary responsibility was mainly reading the news off a prompter. He lost this fat job six months ago, when he was suspended for lying about what happened to him as an embedded war reporter in Iraq. Now Williams is back. He has been demoted, in the network’s eyes certainly, because he returns not as an anchor at NBC but as a reporter on MSNBC. But in reality, he’s in more of a journalistic role. At MSNBC he’ll actually be reporting and interpreting news.
Two questions: Will anyone notice? And will anyone believe anything he reports now?
Cover image: U.S. Navy photo by Journalist Seaman David Senn. [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons