ABC’s new nightly news anchor Charles Gibson called into a Chicago radio show to blast New York magazine’s Joe Hagan over a May 29 article in which Gibson was quoted as questioning NBC’s Brian Williams for traveling to Africa.
Gibson on WVON-AM’s “Roland S. Martin Show” on Wednesday:
“This guy, who I will never talk to again from New York magazine who is something of a snake, he took my quote and I think perverted the meaning of it to indicate in some way that I was insensitive to news from one of the five major continents in the world.”
Gibson said at issue was Williams’ choice to go to Africa with Bono, not the trip itself.
“Why do you go to Africa with Bono? I said that if you’re going to go to Africa — that is very worthwhile — why with Bono?”