February 8, 2015 4:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Don Helus, the pilot who flew Brian Williams in Iraq, says he informed NBC in 2003 that Williams was giving a false account but got no response.

Helus said the first time he became aware of Williams’ tall tale was when he was asked by a friend about Williams being on his flight; the friend then proceeded to show him video of a television interview Williams gave in which Helus said the reporter claimed to have been on his aircraft. Helus emailed NBC but never heard back.

This was in April of 2003. If Helus’ account is true it means Williams began elaborating and embellishing the tale long before 2007, when the current timeline suggest the story departed from fact. Williams gave a contemporaneous interview with Tom Brokaw in 2003 in which he in fact said the attack happened to a different chopper.

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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.

7 responses to Pilot Says He Told NBC Williams’ Story Was False In 2003

  1. William February 8th, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    • Larry Schmitt February 8th, 2015 at 5:14 pm

      Brian Zelig.

  2. Maxx44 February 8th, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Stolen Valor, newsman edition.

  3. arc99 February 8th, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I am not even going to bother lurking in right wing forums on this one.

    Williams is done as a credible journalist. I don’t need to endure a cavalcade of nonsense about the corporate media being liberal, to recognize that.

    • Larry Schmitt February 8th, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      You’re right, this has nothing to do with liberal or conservative. And if “corporate media” is liberal, what the hell is Fox? What media outlet is more corporate than Fox?

  4. Mike February 8th, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    Wow, he’s finished.

  5. fancypants February 8th, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    That’s about right our news is usually 12 yrs behind current date