From our friends over at the Huffington Post:
WILLIAMS TO COLBERT: I’VE GOT YOUR BRACELET RIGHT HERE!
Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | August 21, 2007 04:33 PM
Oh, heavens. Looks like someone is eating crow tonight. In case you missed our previous post, Stephen Colbert threw down last night, accusing NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams of reneging on his promise to wear the Colbert Wrist Strong™ bracelet on the air. Those bracelets — issued to commemorate the breakage of Colbert’s wrist and his solemn pledge in support of wristal health for all — happen to be a bona fide enterprise, a fundraiser being sold in support of the Yellow Ribbon Fund, which helps injured service members and their families during their convalescence at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center. This, as it turns out , is something that Williams takes very seriously: He has made numerous visits to Walter Reed and wrote about the experience here. So, when he told Colbert on the air that he would wear the bracelet, as it turned out, he meant it. See below:
That’s Williams on last Wednesday’s broadcast — and there, in all its high-def glory, is the bracelet, proudly worn and wristing strong. Said Williams to ETP:
Of course I wore it. I told Stephen that I would, and I promised him I’d forward it to Matt Lauer to wear on the air, which I have. While I have always (gently) embraced the broken-wrist community — the larger cause here are the folks I’ve visited at Walter Reed and their families.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: The dude is a mensch.
But is he a mensch who kept his promise?