Brian Williams Lied About Being Shot Down in Iraq?

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  1. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    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/art...zes-angry-soldiers-protest.html#ixzz3QrhDPJh0
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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  4. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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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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    wfgodot Former Member

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    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.
     
  7. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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    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......
     
  8. Elley Mae

    Elley Mae The enemy is here. beware

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    Bosnia

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

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-Hillarys-claim-ran-sniper-shots-Bosnia.html


    Yeah, she ran from a sniper shooting at her, she's quick no?
     
  9. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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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.
     
  10. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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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/art...remembered-lying-shot-Iraq.html#ixzz3QtyESRcu
     
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  13. ScarlettScarpetta

    ScarlettScarpetta When the going gets tough, drink coffee

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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.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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  15. MsFacetious

    MsFacetious What a Kerfuffle...

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    Right, because getting SHOT DOWN is something you forget or "misremember"?! :laughcry:
     
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    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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  18. newone

    newone 2nd mouse gets the cheese

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    thanks for that headline I needed a good belly laugh -- I don't need to read further -- have known too many people that could have fallen prey to that --- some think they are prettier, more handsome, smarter or successful than they ever were! MOO
     
  19. wfgodot

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    Mice in this place need to be assigned false "all is well! therefore, nibble away at that peanut butter!" 'memory' patterns, as they are currently avoiding mousetrap danger by eating shoes and gloves.
     
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    'Just jumping in to say "YAY" !! to all of us who do not own TV's :D
     
  21. FDLibra

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    This is not something that you "misremember". This is just flat out lying. I'm pretty forgetful, but I would know if I'd been fired upon for Pete's sake. :shame:
     

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