Remember Brian Williams? He was fired from NBC News for lying. Now he's doing this. It's even crazier than it sounds.
MSNBC anchor Brian Williams failed to push back Monday when NBC News contributor Frank Figliuzzi floated a bizarre theorythat flags honoring victims of recent tragic mass shootings will be raised from half-mast on a specific date that could be seen by white supremacists as a nod to Adolf Hitler.
“The president said that we will fly our flags at half-mast until August 8, that’s 8/8. Now I’m not going to imply that he did this deliberately, but I am using it as an example of the ignorance of the adversary that’s being demonstrated by the White House,” said Figliuzzi, a former assistant FBI director.
“The numbers 8/8 are very significant in the neo-Nazi and the white supremacy movement. Why? Because the letter ‘H’ is the eighth letter of the alphabet, and to them, the numbers 8/8 stand for ‘Heil Hitler."
“So we’re going to be raising the flag back up at dusk on 8/8,” Figliuzzi added before expressing concern that White House aides didn’t put a stop to it.