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NBCs Brian Williams recants Iraq story after soldiers protest
Stars & Stripes ^ | February 4, 2015 | Travis J. Tritten

Posted on 02/04/2015 2:12:00 PM PST by Timber Rattler

NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday he was not aboard a helicopter hit and forced down by RPG fire during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a false claim that has been repeated by the network for years.

Williams himself repeated the claim Friday during NBC’s coverage of a public tribute at a New York Rangers hockey game for a retired soldier that had provided ground security for the grounded helicopters. In an interview with Stars and Stripes, he said he had misremembered the events and was sorry.

The admission came after crew members on the 159th Aviation Regiment’s Chinook that was hit by two rockets and small arms fire told Stars and Stripes that the NBC anchor was nowhere near that aircraft or two other Chinooks flying in the formation that took fire. Williams arrived in the area about an hour later on another helicopter after the other three had made an emergency landing, the crew members said.

(Excerpt) Read more at stripes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: brianwilliams; deathwatch; enemedia; liar; media; nbc; nbcnews; resumeenhancement
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So Williams is a liar...
1 posted on 02/04/2015 2:12:01 PM PST by Timber Rattler
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To: Timber Rattler

Misremembered? Is that even a word?


2 posted on 02/04/2015 2:13:35 PM PST by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Timber Rattler

Stop Lying! Saying it once or twice is forgivable- maybe, but saying it over a dozen years later as though establish fact? Stop it. You have lied so long Brian, even you now believe it happened.


3 posted on 02/04/2015 2:13:56 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Timber Rattler

I think he dodged sniper fire with Hillary also.


4 posted on 02/04/2015 2:14:02 PM PST by Stevenc131
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To: Timber Rattler

So much for that Building Trust Commercial. Facts just suck for libtards.


5 posted on 02/04/2015 2:14:02 PM PST by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: Timber Rattler

What’s with the eyebrows on that guy?

Plastic surgury to have “perpetual concern eyebrows”?


6 posted on 02/04/2015 2:14:04 PM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: Timber Rattler

Was, was not...it’s a fine line, journallisticly speaking.


7 posted on 02/04/2015 2:14:25 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Timber Rattler

He’s a jerk too. I worked at a motel many years ago when we had tornadoes in SW Missouri. He and his crew stayed at our motel, I never met him but the ones who did said he was not nice to the staff, he was a jerk and they did not like him at all.


8 posted on 02/04/2015 2:14:26 PM PST by ozarkgirl
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He “misremembered” whether or not he was on a helicopter that had been hit by rockets and small-arms fire?


9 posted on 02/04/2015 2:14:35 PM PST by Wyrd bi ful ard ("We are condemned by men who are themselves condemned" -- The Most Reverend Marcel Lefebvre)
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To: Timber Rattler

How does one “misremember” getting shot down in a helicopter?


10 posted on 02/04/2015 2:14:51 PM PST by digger48
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To: Timber Rattler

The very same network that attached a model rocket to a Ford pickup fuel tank to “demonstrate” how defective the vehicle was.


11 posted on 02/04/2015 2:16:01 PM PST by Obadiah (Wind turbines, aka: bird choppers, cause earthquakes due to their harmonic frequencies.)
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Liberals lie. Film at 11....


12 posted on 02/04/2015 2:16:13 PM PST by Interesting Times (WinterSoldier.com. SwiftVets.com. ToSetTheRecordStraight.com.)
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To: al_c

I’m surprised he didn’t throw up spewing that BS out of his mouth.


13 posted on 02/04/2015 2:16:15 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: Timber Rattler

Brian Williams should volunteer for duty on Hillary’s press buss. They have a lot in common in lying about their war experiences. Really pathetic.


14 posted on 02/04/2015 2:16:58 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Obadiah

Actually it was a Chevy and they would have pulled it off except the honest fire dept crew here in Indiana told the truth to local media how it was faked.


15 posted on 02/04/2015 2:17:17 PM PST by nascarnation (Impeach, convict, deport)
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To: Fido969

What’s with his face in general? His forehead, nose and jaw point in different directions. He’s like a living Picasso work.


16 posted on 02/04/2015 2:17:34 PM PST by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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So Williams is a liar...

No, a plagiarist; he stole that fabrication from Hillary.

17 posted on 02/04/2015 2:17:37 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Timber Rattler

Honey, I misremembered the milk and got more beer.


18 posted on 02/04/2015 2:18:29 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: al_c

>>Misremembered? Is that even a word?

It’s a “reserved liberals only” word, like using “misspoke” instead of “lied”.


19 posted on 02/04/2015 2:18:32 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Timber Rattler

there will a judgement day soon on these a$$holes...


20 posted on 02/04/2015 2:18:47 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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