Tuesday, February 07, 2006

NBC's Williams makes racial gaffe

However, the gaffe likely won't harm Brian Williams' standing, since he's not a Republican. From The Hill:
“NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams told The Hill that he wrote Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) letters of apology last week after he confused the two men at the State of the Union address.

During NBC’s broadcast, Williams noticed Obama on the House floor and identified him to the viewing audience. Unfortunately, it was actually Ford.

“I made a silly and honest mistake, and knowing both men I knew instantly what I had done,” a contrite and gracious Williams said in a phone call. “I obviously should have corrected it, but the proper time never arose.”
"Knowing both men"? Apparently, not knowing them well enough! What's wrong, Brian...all "them thar' colored folk" look alike to you?

Had a GOP politico made the same faux pas, the left and the MSM (pardon the redundancy) would have been on said politico like Marion Barry on a crack pipe.