Skip to comments.NBC’s Williams apologizes after Obama-Ford mix-up (Both look the same to Brian)
Posted on 02/08/2006 5:35:49 AM PST by frankjr
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 NBCs 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.
Williams isnt alone. Rewind to lasts years State of the Union. Another reporter asked Obamas office why he hugged the president. Again, it was Ford.
People mix them up plenty, even though the Capitol Rotunda separates the two men on most workdays. And they dont look that much alike, one Senate staffer said. That they get confused at all is pretty amazing, one House aide lamented.
Neither Ford nor Obamas offices would comment.
The two lawmakers are good friends, and Ford even campaigned for Obama in 2004.
If Ford is successful in getting himself elected to the Senate this fall, the mix-ups may deepen.
Easy to get them confused - they're both socialists!
I don't think they look anything alike. Curious.
Can you imagine if someone on Fox had done the same thing? The MSM would be hammering them!
Hmmmmm. Now if Brit had done this.....
If this happens to Carl Cameron or Tony Snow, they would've been called racist.
I heard congress was a Republician plantation. I guess not.
Agreed. I would confuse them with Hillary even.
For the record, Harold Ford jr is the scion of the Memphis Ford family of political crooks. His relatives are currently being kicked out of the Tennessee State Senate in droves.
He is running for US Senate but everybody knows he is crooked as a snake and his oily manner is just an act.
There will not be enough dead people to make him the winner.
An apology is not enough. Williams was making a claim that black people all look alike. He should resign! Fight fire with fire!
All liberals look the same
Programs! Programs! Get your programs here!
Certainly no apology needed for THAT!
Brian Williams engaging in a little Racial Profiling? Eh?
Huh, what's that? 'They' all look alike. Oh, okay.
(The again - I guess 'they' would all 'look alike' when your little world consists solely of Manhattan cocktail parties)
You owe me for a new monitor and keyboard. Mine are covered in coffee now.
Can you imagine what would happen if Williams was covering a SeaWorld event and the Swimmer was there with Shamu?
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