Brian Williams is a lying cocksucker!

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  1. AGT Blows

    AGT Blows Well-Known Member

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    http://money.cnn.com/2015/02/04/media/brian-williams-recants-iraq-story/index.html

    NBC's Brian Williams recants Iraq attack story

    It was a dramatic account from the early stage of the Iraq War, one involving the NBC News anchor Brian Williams aboard a U.S. military helicopter that had drawn enemy fire.
    And it wasn't true.

    Williams, the anchor of the "NBC Nightly News," apologized on Wednesday for claiming that he'd been aboard 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 on it.

    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 would not have chosen to make this mistake," Williams told Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military's independent news organization.

    "I don't know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another," he added.

    The damaging revelation may harm Williams' credibility.
     
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    Someone that works at NBC is untrustworthy & a liar......hmmm that's weird. :fil:
     
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    AGT Blows Well-Known Member

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    Is that not worse than what Dan Rather did?
     
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    Both are haaarrible.
     
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    "Williams is blaming a foggy memory. "I would not have chosen to make this mistake," Williams told Stars and Stripes, the U.S. military's independent news organization. "I don't know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another," he added."


    Yeah, like it's so hard to remember whether you got hit with an RPG or not.
     
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    The apology is worse than the original lie.
     
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    NBC News telling lies?

    I'm shocked. Shocked, I say!
     
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    Dan Rather got fired for sloppy journalism, and Williams creates a full blown "Walter Mitty" story. How the fuck does this guy still have a job?!?
     
  10. Peau de Soie

    Peau de Soie Edit Button? Thanks LaserTilt!

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    Does this mean Lena Dunham has to go away forever now?
     
  11. Murcielago

    Murcielago Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast

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    Sniper fire! :pissed:
     
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    AGT Blows Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure NBC is waiting for the NFL to fuck up again to avert the attention.
     
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    AGT Blows Well-Known Member

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    I think that useless, talent-less, fatty's 15 minutes are almost done anyway.
     
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    What credibility? He's a freakin brainless talking head. If it's not on the teleprompter, it's not coming out of his mouth.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    How does this guy stay on the air?

    Yeah, you forgot your helicopter wasn't slammed with an explosive round that can take out a tank.
     
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    It's the credibility the "News Organizations" wants to portray. Their anchor people are equal to a brand name. Having a war-time, lying shithead is bad for business.
     
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    Honest mistake imo.
     
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    That sort of "convenient oversight" is inexcusable under the best of circumstances.

    But in a world where a colleague of his like Bob Woodruff still struggles to make it through each day, it's a complete fucking travesty.
     
  20. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Williams lied about himself. Rather about someone else. I'd say the latter is worse, but I could be persuaded either way.
     
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