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NBC's Brian Williams recants story about being in a helicopter brought down in Iraq

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by TopSpin, Feb 4, 2015.

  1. TopSpin

    TopSpin Member

  2. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    He said the story that his daughter had her asshole eaten on Girls was in fact, true...
  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    He can lie! He can lie! He can lie!
  4. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Recant equals lies?
  5. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Has to be fired.

    This isn't some mistake, or misremembered incident. It's a lie, and it's the equivalent of stolen valor.
  6. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    What's the frequency, Brian?
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

  8. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    I'm not convinced. It's conceivable he just mis-remembered
  9. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I find his explanation hard to believe. And apparently this story has been told multiple times over more than 10 years?
  10. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    The more you tell it, the more you think it's the way it happened.
  11. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure what to think, but considering he reportedly arrived an hour after the attack, it's not like he even had a close call. He could have just misspoke, but it doesn't sound like it.
  12. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    I'd say this is a fireable offense. The anchor of the NBC Nightly News needs to be above reproach. That said, it won't happen. He apologized quickly, NBC has no one ready to step into his place and the Peacock won't risk losing more ground to David Muir.
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