Brian Williams Crudely Accuses Washington of Screwing Over American People

July 11, 2014 | 12:49 PM EDT

More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.

On Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams made a sexually suggestive remark accusing politicians in Washington of essentially screwing over the American public, citing last year's government shutdown as the chief offense. 

Williams offered the blue commentary while reporting on a baby boom in Washington D.C.: "It appears last year's government shutdown in Washington had at least one positive development nine months after the fact....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?"