Brian Williams calls images of US missile launch 'beautiful'

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Williams, again, found himself in the news rather than reporting it on Thursday night into Friday morning after he praised United States missiles that struck a Syrian airfield on Thursday, following a chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Syrian government.

Williams - who was famously bounced from his NBC gig for fabricating stories - was apparently mesmerized by the sight of cruise missiles blazing through the night sky.

The Department of Defense released video of the USA military launching cruise missiles in Syria after President Trump ordered the strike on April 6.

During his MSNBC program, "The 11th Hour", late Thursday night, Williams said the "beautiful pictures at night" tempted him to quote a line from a Leonard Cohen song: "I am guided by the beauty of our weapons". And they are handsome pictures of fearsome armaments making what is for them a brief flight over this airfield.

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As NME points out, Cohen detailed the song in a 1988 interview as "a terrorist song", adding, "I think it's a response to terrorism".

"First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin".

Left-wing cable news outlet MSNBC suffered charges of "sexism" from its own fans when popular bomb throwing host Rachel Maddow was booted off the air during her own time slot and replaced by network anchor Brian Williams who hit the air to report on President Donald Trump's Syrian strikes. There's something about terrorism that I've always admired. Major on CNN comparing the Syria strikes to Kentucky basketball. "Years of previous attempts at changing Assad's behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically".