Mr. Brian Williams
NBC Nightly News
30 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, NY 10112

Dear Mr. Williams:

You admit that your interview with the Iranian President was strongly criticized by many viewers and observers. But that wasnít because, as you suggested, most people objected to him being interviewed at all. The problem was your use of softball questions that gave him a platform to spout his propaganda. Robert Spencer of says you missed a great opportunity, for example, to question him about his dedication to forced conversion to Islam and his commitment to violence against those who donít convert. You failed, in other words, to do your homework.