February 5, 2015 8:30 am -

[su_right_ad]That’s all I’m asking. Brian Williams has been telling the story for years that he now recants.

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 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, a game to which Williams accompanied him. In an interview with Stars and Stripes, he said he had misremembered the events and was sorry.

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D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to How Can You Not Know If You’ve Been Aboard An Plane That’s Been Shot At

  1. edmeyer_able February 5th, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Maybe he thought all that sh*t running down his leg was blood….IDK

  2. Mike February 5th, 2015 at 10:21 am

    As a combat vet I see this as Stolen Valor and feel it should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. He didn’t mistake anything, he repeatedly told a story he knew to be false to made it seem that he was involved in some sort of heroic situation…what’s the difference between what he did and say someone who claims to have been awarded a Bronze Star or Medal of Honor…??

    • TheScottCSmith February 5th, 2015 at 11:17 am

      The difference is the Stolen Valor Act covers someone claiming to have earned a medal or ribbon they didn’t earn. Being a reporter in a combat zone and lying about being shot down isn’t really the same thing.

      • Mike February 5th, 2015 at 11:27 am

        I know exactly what Stolen Valor is…
        I merely said I see the two as one of the same and I feel it should be treated the same. The fact it is legal for a world renowned reporter to repeatedly perpetuate a lie by claiming an act of imaginary valor is not just despicable, it is FRAUD. I dishonors the millions who fought, were wounded, or died, for this country.

        • fancypants February 5th, 2015 at 2:56 pm

          CNN did something similar and have been known for rebel rousing in the middle east. It wouldn’t surprise me if someday we found out that’s how ISIL was organized as we know it today

  3. rg9rts February 5th, 2015 at 3:35 pm

    Very easy…during the war we had a B 52 shot at by a SAM and they didn’t have a clue till they got back to Guam hours later….and we developed the bomb drop film…LOL then they scrambled…It looked like a flying telephone pole in the frame…chopper a slightly different story…sound levels