Sources say Brian Williams was reprimanded by Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, on February 6th for “patronizing” comments he made about Rachel Maddow while covering breaking news that interrupted Maddow’s nightly program.
From The Daily Mail:
Brian Williams was reprimanded by his boss at MSNBC for ‘patronizing’ host Rachel Maddow by thanking her for ‘visiting’ his newscast even though he had taken over her nightly time slot to report on the US missile strike in Syria earlier this month, it was claimed on Saturday.
Sources at the liberal-leaning cable news outlet said that Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, ‘gave Brian a very stern rebuke, telling him “Don’t you ever do that again”,’ according to Page Six.
It seems like Brian Williams couldn’t win that night as his coverage of the Syrian missile strike was panned by critics for not only intruding onto Maddow’s turf, but also for repeatedly referring to the strikes as “beautiful.”