Who?! NBC anchor Brian Williams confuses Pete Townshend with dead Keith Moon

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.

Um, WHO?


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  • http://twitter.com/Popparollo67 Mike Kent

    Easy to do when his head is up obama’s ass

  • anymos

    Dear God, not every news item has to be tied back to politics.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      You would be hard pressed to convince Mr Williams of that when he does his show each evening.

  • waltermitty2012

    Looks like NBC is the place for news after all.

  • itsatax

    There is a logical explanation for this:

    Williams is a pathetic nerd.

  • NeoKong

    I hope Elvis Presley shows up to sing Watching the Detectives.

    • SineWaveII


  • http://ConservativeMom.net/ LoriGirl

    What a boob.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Lori, He’s an idiot. Please don’t disparage boobs. I like them!

      • peteee363

        and an insult to boobs everywhere. if i saw a boob that looked like williams, i might have to give up my obsession with them!

  • http://twitter.com/paul92107 paul avery

    such a dork!

  • http://twitter.com/paul92107 paul avery

    Ken West wearing a sensible skirt

  • HARP2

    Tell me again…..How much does he get paid ?

    • SineWaveII

      Way too much. He needs to “start paying his fair share” and he’s reached the point where “he’s made enough money”. Doesn’t he know things work better when we “spread his wealth around”?

  • wwbdinct

    Brian Williams – old, white liberal geezer.

  • Jeff

    Well it was Roger Daltrey that dropped the F-Bomb but who’s keeping score really…

    • SineWaveII

      Nobody apparently. Did Brian Williams ask Paul McCartney if he’s talked to John Lennon recently too?

      • http://www.facebook.com/brian.mouland.908 Brian Mouland

        Or George Harrison

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    Better headline: Some Americans Just Now Discover Brian Williams is Stupid

  • peteee363

    i can see confusing keith richards for keith moon, they have been saying for more then 30 years how richards looked like death warmed over.

  • Teresa Davis McCormick

    you would think he would at least do a little homework before coming to the concert. What a dickhead.

  • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

    Almost as puzzling,what was the “uncle” reference? ( your “uncle, Keith Moon.”)

    • TocksNedlog

      Probably a reference to “wicked Uncle Ernie” from Tommy — the character played by (d’oh!) John Entwistle.

    • SineWaveII


  • TocksNedlog

    “Who the f*** are you?” indeed.

  • Guest

    Next week Brian is going to refer to Jimmy Page as John Bonham.

    • Finrod Felagund

      Heck, I’m surprised that he didn’t identify Paul McCartney as George Harrison.

  • Nocona

    I thought it was funny. Brian must have indulged a little too much in the cocktails backstage. And I KNOW there were plenty.

  • Nocona

    I thought it was funny. Brian must have indulged a little too much in the cocktails backstage. And I KNOW there were plenty.