Brian Williams does his first interview about being a liar-liar-pants-on-fire with Matt Lauer.

Brian Williams does his first interview about being a liar-liar-pants-on-fire with Matt Lauer.
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Remember when Brian Williams told all those lies? Here he is, not exactly apologizing.

It was fun when Brian Williams was just a news anchor who rapped and made fun of hipsters and had a daughter who got her butt eaten out on HBO. I found him likeable then and I find him likeable now. If you still want to believe in that guy, here he is rapping Snoop Dogg's classic "Who Am I?":

Of course, finding him likeable doesn't change that he's a total phony. Also, it's not that funny when tight-laced white guys rap.

Here are some quotes from the interview Williams conducted with Matt Lauer today on TODAY:

"This came from clearly a bad place, a bad urge inside me. This was clearly ego-driven, a desire to better my role in a story I was already in."

That's very close to admitting you were wrong, but not quite. Self-reflection is good though, and at least he's not minimizing the issues that angered his audience. Though, he does try to drive home the point that most of his "stories" were told on late night television, not when he was sitting in the Nightly News anchor chair. Asked to write his own headline, here's what he came up with:

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"A chastened and grateful man, mindful of his blessings, mindful of his mistakes, returns hoping for forgiveness and acceptance."

A little wordy.

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