Ooh my god!! Brian Williams just called Pete Townsend Keith Moon. This just in: Moon has been dead for 30 years. #121212concert—
AC (@AConDEMAND) December 13, 2012
The 12/12/12 concert for Hurricane Sandy is taking place tonight and you can still catch the show until midnight livestreaming here. Old rockers and young pop stars alike pitched in. NBC anchor Brian Williams is hosting. Viewers caught a rather embarrassing faux pas from the veteran journalist, who referred to The Who’s Pete Townshend as your “uncle, Keith Moon.”
The Who’s drummer, Moon died in 1978. And now he’s trending on Twitter.
How much of a dork do you have to be to be Brian Williams' age & not know the difference between Pete Townshend (alive) & Keith Moon (dead)—
Steve Weinstein (@steveweinstein) December 13, 2012
The Who sounded amazing tonight but why did Brian Williams call Pete Townshend "Keith Moon"? Maybe he'll call Kanye "Mr. Kardashian"—
Greg Taylor (@dalillamma) December 13, 2012
Caution: “Real reporter” at work!