Veteran TV reporter Bill Carter made his first appearance as a CNN contributor Friday.
Carter, who was a reporter for the New York Times for two decades before accepting a voluntary buyout in December, will comment on media and TV for the network.
Carter noted Williams avoided using the word lied: “I think he’s having a lot of trouble using that word.”
In December, Carter said he faced a “really wrenching and agonizing decision” when accepting a buyout from the Times, but couldn’t pass it up.
“I went through a long process, but I couldn’t square passing up what amounts to the best kind of severance at a newspaper job.”