The segment was only 32 seconds long, but it is causing a bit of a stir.
NBC anchor Brian Williams told what is being called a “sex joke” during a segment about a Washington, D.C. baby boom. It happened on Thursday’s edition of the NBC Nightly News.
The network even promoted the segment on its Twitter feed.
Washington, D.C. is experiencing a baby boom following last year's government shutdown. Brian Williams reports: http://t.co/mN1MrctL1P
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) July 11, 2014
Here’s the transcribed segment.
“Last year’s government shutdown in Washington had at least one positive development nine months after the fact. The folks at Sibley Hospital in Washington are reporting live births are up right now on average by about three per day. How long until someone on television points out that during the shutdown the folks in Washington are apparently doing at home what Washington has been accused of doing to the American people? We’re guessing someone will say that on television before long.”
Presented without comment.
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