"Williams: ‘Thank God’ Cheney was in office on 9/11."
For his new book, Reality Show, Washington Post media reporter Howard Kurtz conducted “extensive interviews with journalists and executives at all levels of ABC, NBC and CBS” about their networks’ coverage of the Iraq war and the post-9/11 era. In one of those interviews, someone revealed to Kurtz that on 9/11, NBC anchor Brian Williams found relief in the fact that “that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld and Colin Powell were on the team”:
For Williams, it all went back to Sept. 11, 2001. As a citizen, he thought on that fateful day, thank God that Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld and Colin Powell were on the team.