Has NBC Started a Countdown Clock for Firing Brian Williams?

The New York Post‘s Page Six reports that Tom Brokaw wants Brian Williams fired from NBC News for his lies about his helicopter bravura:

You know you’re in trouble when Tom Brokaw is out for your blood.

NBC’s most revered journalist is furious that Brian Williams is still in the anchor chair after he sheepishly admitted he hadn’t traveled on a helicopter hit by enemy fire.

“Brokaw wants Williams’ head on a platter,” an NBC source said. “He is making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report.”

I’d put my bet on a suspension, followed by further mea culpas and absolution from Oprah.

Meanwhile, Jim Geraghty at NRO reminds us in a subtle way of what a puffed up nonentity Tom Brokaw is, in the form of an old Dana Carvey impression.  Definitely worth four minutes of your time.

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