Arsenio Hall BLASTS Brian Williams For ‘Hijacking Valor’ From Military: ‘F*ck Him!’
As Gossip Cop reported, Williams was suspended in February after it was confirmed he lied multiple times about having supposedly been shot down in a helicopter while reporting in Iraq. On Thursday it was announced Lester Holt will permanently replace him as the anchor of “NBC Nightly News,” and Williams was essentially demoted to covering breaking news for MSNBC. While in the “Today” interview the veteran news man acknowledged he told “wrong stories” and said he “owns up” to his false statements, he repeatedly blamed the issue on simply getting confused and being “ego-driven,” and evaded questions as to whether he’s told other untruths.
All of that isn’t sitting well with Hall, who ripped Williams in a single, pointed tweet. “Brian Williams is a LIAR, who betrayed his loyal viewers & attempted to hijack the valor of our brave men & women in the military,” wrote Hall. He added the hashtag, “#f*ckhim.”
While not a news reporter, Hall, of course, is no stranger to television. As Gossip Cop reported, the second iteration of his “Arsenio Hall Show” was renewed and then unexpectedly canceled last year. The comedian frequently uses his Twitter account to crack jokes, but also comment on current events. What do you think of Halls’ take on Williams?