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    Brian Williams Lied About Being Shot Down in Iraq?

    Brian Williams forced to admit he was NOT shot down in the Iraq War: NBC anchor apologizes after angry soldiers reveal he LIED in Nightly News about 2003 helicopter ambush story

    On Friday Brian Williams claimed during a news item that he was aboard a helicopter that was hit during the 2003 invasion of Iraq

    Soldiers who were present during the incident have denied that the NBC anchor was anywhere near the aircraft

    In fact Williams arrived about an hour later on another helicopter after the crippled craft had made an emergency landing

    'Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft,' responded one ex-soldier on the Nightly News' Facebook page

    Another man, who claimed to be on Williams' aircraft said he had been 'calling him out on this for a long time with no response'

    Williams has been quick to deny that he is attempting to 'steal anyone's valor' and has blamed the 'fog of memory over 12 years' for his mistake

    He apologized on the air during Wednesday's program and called his mistake a 'bungled attempt' to honor a soldier

    This isn't the first time Williams has lied about the incident - in 2013 he told Letterman that he was on one of two helicopters that were hit

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3QrhDPJh0

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    NBC’s Brian Williams recants Iraq story after soldiers protest (Stars and Stripes)
    'I spent much of the weekend thinking I'd gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake'

    Perhaps I should be more charitable of spirit, but I absolutely loathe this sort of thing.

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    I'm with you WF,,,,,I wasn't going to post the thread until I read how his story evolved through the past few years to become more sensationalized IMO. I really like Brian Williams but this exaggeration annoys me. it seems like he has been more and more interested in 'being the story' instead of 'reporting the story' to enhance his public persona (jmo). Disappointing.

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    Brian Williams delivers blow to journalists by lying

    Williams did not admit that he lied. He simply apologized for making a ‘mistake.’ But he’s still a liar, and it took a Stars & Stripes report to prove it. As journalists, the truth is the only currency that we have.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/entertain...icle-1.2103846

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    I'm with you WF,,,,,I wasn't going to post the thread until I read how his story evolved through the past few years to become more sensationalized IMO. I really like Brian Williams but this exaggeration annoys me. it seems like he has been more and more interested in 'being the story' instead of 'reporting the story' to enhance his public persona (jmo). Disappointing.
    Since I haven't owned a TV set in a decade I'm not, well, over-familiar, let's say, with Mr. Brian Williams's oeuvre, his past history of news-reporting, or -reading, or whatever the hell it is he does; actually, most of what I do know about him has come from Daily Mail, lol. So it's really The Ol' English Teacher in Me coming to the fore and responding to these false claims as representing, in a very real sense, a kind of plagiarism of the soul. Again, perhaps my response is draconian, but here it is: fire liars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Since I haven't owned a TV set in a decade I'm not, well, over-familiar, let's say, with Mr. Brian Williams's oeuvre, his past history of news-reporting, or -reading, or whatever the hell it is he does; actually, most of what I do know about him has come from Daily Mail, lol. So it's really The Ol' English Teacher in Me coming to the fore and responding to these false claims as representing, in a very real sense, a kind of plagiarism of the soul. Again, perhaps my response is draconian, but here it is: fire liars.

    no tv here either.....but wasn't there a similar incident involving Hilary Clinton while visiting Afghanistan some years ago....??....no mention of that either lately....public quickly forgets......
    Just My Opinion

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    Quote Originally Posted by newone View Post
    no tv here either.....but wasn't there a similar incident involving Hilary Clinton while visiting Afghanistan some years ago....??....no mention of that either lately....public quickly forgets......
    Bosnia

    Clinton under fire: Video contradicts Hillary's claim she ran from sniper shots in Bosnia

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ts-Bosnia.html


    Yeah, she ran from a sniper shooting at her, she's quick no?
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    The classic foul-up (EUPHEMISM) which I can recall occurred at the beginning of Iraq 1.0 when that dire embed Geraldo Rivera began, on-camera, to diagram an allied troop movement by drawing said plans in the dust of the desert at his feet below. Not exactly what we're talking about here, but o-my-lord almost traitorously stupid in real time on live TV. I suppose if he hadn't have been stopped he might later have declared himself a general and taken credit for the day's dramatic, dynamic, desert-based win.

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    Lol......I had totally forgotten about that!

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    Hilarious memes of historic moments Brian Williams may have 'misremembered' after lying about being shot down in Iraq

    #brianwilliamsmisremembers quickly began to trend across social media as people mocked his fabricated memory of the invasion of Iraq

    People have cleverly photoshopped the news man into OJ's Bronco, the flag raising at Iwo Jima, the moon landing and other historical events

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3QtyESRcu


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    ^ ^ ^ 'Live from the Moon' + "Martin, do you dream?" = lolol.

    Brian Williams’ big Iraq flub: Why his apology only raises more questions (Salon)

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    HE knows what is true and not. To say something like that when he knows it did not happen that way is a lie.
    Atticus Finch: “You never really understand a person . . . until you consider things from his point of view.” To Kill A Mockingbird

    All my posts are my opinion only.

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    And.....pffft! WTH?

    The science behind Brian Williams’s mortifying memory flub (Washington Post)

    Whatever.

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    Right, because getting SHOT DOWN is something you forget or "misremember"?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    and.....pffft! Wth?

    the science behind brian williams’s mortifying memory flub (washington post)

    whatever.

    gmab!!!!!!!

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