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  • BUSTED: Brian Williams Lied About Being Shot Down In Iraq

    No big surprise here.

    The video above shows long-time NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams offering a lame apology Wednesday for a lie he told for more than 12 years about being in a helicopter in Iraq that was struck by RPG fire during the 2003 invasion.

    Brian Williams lied. As the video above shows, he wasn’t even in the helicopter behind the helicopter that took on fire.

    Again, NBC’s Brian Williams lied. For 12 years.

    The video (Starting at the 2:30 mark) below shows Williams–in 2013–telling David Letterman a very detailed version of the lie. Watching Letterman tell Williams how much respect and admiration he has for him is vomit-inducing. Letterman even calls this phony a “war hero.”

    But wait, there’s more:

    Via The Hollywood Reporter:

    Fox News also points out that Williams penned an account of the false story on the Nightly Newsblog back in 2008: “We came under fire by what appeared to be Iraqi farmers with RPG’s and AK-47’s. The Chinook helicopter flying in front of ours (from the 101st Airborne) took an RPG to the rear rotor, as all four of our low-flying Chinooks took fire.”

    As recently as last Friday Williams told his false story, The Stars and Stripes reports he did it “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, a game to which Williams accompanied him.”

    Williams was forced to finally confess after lying 12 years when crew members who were in the helicopter that was actually hit protested and said Williams wasn’t in that chopper or the other two choppers nearby.

    Brain Williams may have kept lying forever.

    Here’s the awful original reporting Williams did in 2003:


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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