Tom Brokaw Complains About ‘Both Sides' at Trump Impeachment Hearings: ‘I Can See Why American Voters' Eyes Glaze Over'
Added 12-10-19 01:34:02am EST - “Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw complains about 'a show on both sides' at Trump impeachment hearings: 'I can see why American voters' eyes glaze over'” - Mediaite.com
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Former NBC Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw complained about the “show on both sides” at the House Judiciary Committee’s impeachment hearing of President Donald Trump on Monday, and said he sympathized with people who may be tuning it out: “I can see why American voters’ eyes glaze over.”
Speaking with host Stephen Colbert, Brokaw appeared on The Late Show to talk about his new book on a timely topic, the impeachment investigation and eventual resignation of [President] Richard Nixon.
“Take me back to what it was like in 1973 to be at the White House,” Colbert asked of Brokaw, whose first reporting job in Washington was covering the Nixon White House. “How much was there a sense that Nixon wasn’t going to last? Because he’s got one more yeart at that point.”
“We knew he was very close to it,” Brokaw recalled. “You know, we had the famous 18-minute tape, for example. Why was it erased? It was erased clumsily because it had stuff on there that was going to make him very liable, what he was saying on the tape that day. We didn’t go on the air saying he was guilty.”
“We worked diligently to prove what we were reporting on a daily basis,” Brokaw added. “Now, as soon as the president says something, as you know from watching the president, or any of the his spokesmen, say something, everybody’s on the air 24-7, saying ‘He’s guilty,’ ‘He’s guilty,’ ‘He’s guilty,’ or ‘He’s not guilty.'”
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