Brian Williams & NYT Editor Make A Major Bloomberg Miscalculation, Instantly Gets Humiliated

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On Thursday, MSNBC’s Brian Williams and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay were mocked on social media for making a major Bloomberg miscalculation on live TV.

Both Williams and Gay appeared astonished over a Twitter user’s post about Mike Bloomberg’s campaign spending, however, the Twitter user had gotten the math completely wrong, and neither Williams nor Gay seemed to notice.

The Twitter user had posted: “Bloomberg spent $500 million on ads. The U.S. population is 327 million. He could have given each American $1 million and still have money left over, I feel like a $1 million check would be life-changing for people. Yet he wasted it all on ads and STILL LOST.”

“It’s an incredible way of putting it,” Brian Williams expressed.

“It’s an incredible way of putting it. It’s true,” Mara Gay agreed.

In reality, however, had Bloomberg divvied his advertising dollars among all Americans, $1.53 per person would be more like it. (Continued Below)

MSNBC’s Brian Williams and NYT Editorial Board Member Mara Gay discussing the tweet:

“Turns out Mara and I got the same grades at math. I’m speaking of the tweet we both misinterpreted. He could give each American $1. Again, I didn’t have it in high school. I don’t have it tonight. I stand corrected. Sorry about that. The tweet is wrong,” Williams told viewers later in the show. “Garbage in, garbage out,” Fox News reported.

“The 11th Hour” also pointed out the mistake on social media.

“Tonight on the air we quoted a tweet that relied on bad math. We corrected the error after the next commercial break and have removed it from later editions of tonight’s program. We apologize for the error,” the Twitter account for Williams’ show wrote afterward.

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Critics took to Twitter to mock Williams and Gay:

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