NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was flat out busted Wednesday after being called out for spending over a decade pushing a false firsthand account of how he was supposedly on a chopper in Iraq that came under RPG fire and had to make an emergency landing. Problem is, the chopper Williams was on didn’t come along until much later and was never under fire. Somehow though that evolved into a harrowing wartime tale that Williams recounted for many people, including David Letterman.
From the WaPo:
NBC News anchor Brian Williams conceded on Wednesday that a story he had told about being under fire while covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was false.
Williams said he was not aboard a helicopter that was hit by enemy fire and forced down — a story he retold as recently as last week during a televised tribute to a retired soldier during a New York Rangers hockey game.
On “NBC Nightly News” Wednesday evening, Williams read a 50-second statement apologizing for his characterization of the episode.
“After a groundfire incident in the desert during the Iraq war invasion, I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” he said. “It did not take long to hear from some brave men and women in the air crews who were also in that desert. I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by [rocket-propelled grenade] fire. I was instead in a following aircraft. .?.?. This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran and, by extension, our brave military men and women, veterans everywhere, those who have served while I did not.”
Yeah, you know how it was when you were never on a helicopter that was under fire in a war zone but you get confused and thing you were, right? Me neither. Watch for Williams’ fellow MSMers to go to unprecedented lengths to explain away his bullshit story.
Williams has in the past mocked the integrity of “bloggers” and such, so I’ll keep my inaccurate and unreliable opinions to myself.
Here’s another harrowing tale from Williams:
If you missed it, here's Brian Williams telling the story that got him in trouble: https://t.co/UxcputUpfP
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) February 5, 2015
Like I said, the MSM will give Williams cover, but he should really be asked this: