CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour appeared on “The Nightly Show” Monday, where host Larry Wilmore asked her which would happen first: Will the U.S. will defeat ISIS or Brian Williams will anchor again?
“We defeat ISIS,” Amanpour said after laughing during a panel discussion on ISIS. The response drew an enthusiastic response from the crowd.
Williams is currently in the fourth month of a six-month suspension for exaggerating about his Iraq War experience, where he erroneously said he was on a helicopter that was shot down by RPG fire.
Once that story was proven to be untrue, NBC News suspended Williams and opened an internal investigation. Reports indicate other inconsistencies in Williams’ reporting have been found, including his reporting from the Arab Spring, covering the Israel/Hezbollah conflict and more.
According to a recent report, a series of negotiations are taking place between Williams and NBC. The report says Williams may “lose his seat as anchor of the ‘NBC Nightly News,’ but executives are looking for a way to keep him at the network in a new role.”