Did Brian WilliamsAre you ready to take the blame for bad contract negotiations? According to one report, he was responsible for NBC’s $30 million debt and the network couldn’t afford to fire him. Gossip Cop investigates.
‘Lyin’ Brian Williams Bites The Dust!’
The following is an extract from the National EnquirerWilliams is being pushed out of NBC by his ego. “After Rachel Maddow got $30 million, Brian wanted more,”Insiders say. “He totally misplayed it, but I’m sure he’s insulted the network let him go so easily.” This marks Williams’ second fall from grace.
Williams was once one of America’s top newsmen, but a scandal involving numerous fabrications scattered the country’s faith in him. The network never saw Williams’ true worth. Television insiders claim that Williams asked for money and was granted entry by NBC.
What’s Going On With Brian Williams
You shouldn’t trust any story that attacks its subject in one sentence, only to sneak “insider”The next line contains more information. Most of this story is spent relitigating Williams’ embarrassing 2015 suspension for lying about his time in Iraq. He lost his job as NBC News’ lead anchor but has stuck around MSNBC for years. He is the very title of this article. “Lyin’ Brian” should tip you off that this isn’t exactly a trustworthy source.
It’s possible that Williams asked for a raise, but Gossip CopHe doubts it. He is not allowed to speak at 11 p.m. but has worked in close cooperation with NBC over the last 28 years. Williams said nothing when Williams announced his resignation. “There are many things I want to do, and I’ll pop up again somewhere.” He’s 62 and wants to spend more time with his family.
According to Page SixWilliams was already on a sweet note, and this outlet is much more reliable than Williams’s. $7 Million per yearHe was not interested in making that kind of money and would never be able to negotiate. It’s highly unlikely he would barter for $30 million when $7 million was off the table.
Other Hit Pieces
This tabloid is full of contracts, so it’s important to take everything with a grain. You can read the entire article here. Inquire claimed Jimmy Kimmel would leave his talk show when his contract expires in 2022, but he’s not confirmed any such report. Drew Carey was also reported to have quit the show. The price is right, yet he’s still the host. Drew Barrymore hasn’t been replaced either, which this tabloid promised would happen in April.
These bogus TV stories show that these insiders can’t be trusted. This story is only a thinly veiled attack against Williams’ 2015 demise.