It seems Brian Williams and Hillary Clinton have something in common – mythomania.  NBC News anchor Williams has admitted he was not aboard a helicopter hit by fire in Iraq in 2003. A story he repeated as recently as Friday night. Hillary Clinton made a similar claim in 2008 – coming under sniper fire in Bosnia as they landed – also untrue.  What is wrong with these people?

Brian Williams admits that his story of coming under fire while in Iraq was false

NBC News anchor Brian Williams conceded on Wednesday that a story he had told about being under fire while covering the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was false.

Williams said he was not aboard a helicopter that was hit by enemy fire and forced down more than a decade ago — a story he retold as recently as last week during a televised tribute to a retired soldier during a New York Rangers hockey game.

On “NBC Nightly News” Wednesday evening, Williams read a 50-second statement apologizing for his characterization of the episode.

“After a groundfire incident in the desert during the Iraq war invasion, I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago.” he said. “It did not take long to hear from some brave men and women in the air crews who were also in that desert. I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by [rocket-propelled grenade] fire. I was instead in a following aircraft. . . . This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran and, by extension, our brave military men and women, veterans everywhere, those who have served while I did not.”

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sW6AbX2q0fM

And this: Brian Williams tells his debunked Iraq War story during 2013 interview with David Letterman (Video) His story-telling begins at about 2:30 into the video.

Now, Stars and Stripes (Via Free Beacon) have interviews with troops who were there…

Soldiers Explain Everything Wrong About Brian Williams’ Apology

NBC’s Brian Williams apologized on Wednesday for telling a false story about being in a helicopter in Iraq that came under heavy fire, but his apology was filled with nearly as many false details and misleading statements as his initial lie.

Stars and Stripes talked to soldiers who were there for the incident Williams claimed to be a part of, and they claim that the narrative told in the apology was also far removed from reality.

Williams, for example, said in his apology that although he was not on the helicopter that took fire, he was “on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG.”

This is far from the truth, according to soldiers who spoke with Stars and Stripes. Army flight crews say that Williams “was actually flying with a different helicopter company altogether—in a different direction, and linked to the attacked unit by radio only.”

Clinton related links:

Clinton Embellishes Past (CBS News)

Clinton Appears Weary Of Taking ‘Sniper Fire’

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  1. pamelarice says:

    Great post Patricia! Thanks for digging up the Letterman interview. It is one thing to read about this and totally mind blowing to hear this story actually come out of his pie hole. And to think, these people think they are better than us and and know best how to guide us through our lives. They deserve nothing but our contempt.

  2. Alain41 says:

    Reporter should ask both Hillary and Candy if they would be comfortable with Williams as a debate moderator.

  3. Teri says:

    A sad fact is that even after being exposed as liars, people are still loving these freaks.

  4. pamelarice says:

    Great post, Patricia. Thanks for digging up this Letterman interview. It is one thing to read about something like this, but to actually hear it come from his own mouth, it’s just mind blowing!! Incomprehensible to me.
    These people think they are our betters and want to run our lives for us or tell us how to live. We should have nothing but contempt for them.

  5. Alain41 says:

    Walter Cronkite reported from Vietnam while he was CBS nightly news anchor. His reporting was biased and greatly helped turn the tide of public opinion against the war because people trusted him. Can you imagine Brian Williams now going to the Middle East and reporting back, And that’s the way it is…. No one would believe him. I just can’t figure out if that is worse or better.

    (This may result in CBS Scott Pelley now being the most trusted evening news anchor. Ugh.)

  6. Gordon says:

    Is anyone worth their salt even watching any of the broadcast network news programs? I haven’t for over twenty years; I realized long ago never to believe anything that is reported.

  7. sandyl says:

    My husband make a great statement: “There’ll always be a place for him on “Lie Witness News” 🙂

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