NBC’s Brian Williams Recants Iraq Attack Story, Apologizes

Yea, I’m not buying that explanation. He rewrote history in every sense and his mea culpa is weak at best and an insult to further injury to those who were there and were fired upon at worst. When your job is to report facts, it’s a failure at every level. He should be fired like every other reporter who would condescend to report similarly. Just my 2 cents.


It was a dramatic account from the early stage of the Iraq War, one that placed NBC News anchor Brian Williams aboard a U.S. military helicopter that had drawn enemy fire. The story was told repeatedly by Williams and NBC.

And it wasn’t true.

Williams, the anchor of the “NBC Nightly News,” apologized on Wednesday for claiming — as recently as last Friday — that he’d been on a helicopter that was “forced down after being hit by an RPG.”

The incident happened on March 24, 2003. A Chinook helicopter was forced down by enemy fire. But Williams was not aboard.

Stars and Stripes reported on Wednesday that “Williams arrived in the area about an hour later on another helicopter,” one that “took no fire and landed later beside the damaged helicopter due to an impending sandstorm from the Iraqi desert.”

Williams is blaming a foggy memory.

“I made a…

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