Two scandals, two approaches. NBC News gave Brian Williams a second chance after he was caught lying about his role in stories, while Billy Bush apparently won’t get the same opportunity following his profane conversation with Donald Trump.
NBC wasn’t talking publicly about Bush’s future on Wednesday. But the network is privately negotiating the “Today” show host’s exit, according to an executive with knowledge of the talks who spoke on condition of anonymity because it is a personnel matter. When Bush was suspended Sunday, “Today” chief executive Noah Oppenheim said there was “simply no excuse” for Bush’s language and behavior on the 2005 tape revealed Friday.