Maddow on Brian Williams to MSNBC: ‘I Am Really Happy’

On her Thursday broadcast, Rachel Maddow, host of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” indicated she was happy with the decision by NBC executives to assign embattled former “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams to MSNBC to handle its breaking news desk.

“I want you to know that I, personally, not speaking for anybody else other than myself – I am really happy that Brian Williams is coming here to MSNBC,” Maddow said. “And that is first because he has apologized, he’s acknowledged what he did – he has apologized for it and he has been through the most fantastically humbling experience that you can imagine since he left ‘Nightly’ back in February.”

“The fact that he wants to come back on those terms and not slink away, right – the fact that he wants to work from that point, he wants to work his way back into earning people’s trust again – I think that’s the exactly the way second chances should work. To give him the chance to do that is not to excuse what he did wrong. It is to give him the chance to redeem himself. I believe in that.”

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