Brian Williams Apologizes for false Iraq War story

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  1. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Hmm. This mistake could be misconstrued as a lie.
     
  2. Natzoo macrumors 65816

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    wow, seems like he did this just to be "famous"
     
  3. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Yeah, this is not a mistake. That is a flat out lie........
     
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    Agreed. Sure, we believe you just got the two helicopters mixed up Brian.:rolleyes:
     
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    If NBC's next musical is Pinocchio he can have the lead.
     
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    Brian Wilson was with Hillary Clinton when she was caught in sniper fire in Bosnia. (sarcastic)

    I guess big fat lies aren't just for politicians.
     
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    It's was possibly a mind fart. I once told some friends of an experience I had but then my wife reminded me that the experience was hers and years before she had told me about it. When I told it, I thought it was my memory, a Total Recall moment. :eek:
     
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    Politicians and pundits are prevaricating plagiarists.
     
  9. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Was he singing to her?
     
  10. giantfan1224 macrumors 6502a

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    I've never been in an aircraft that was shot down before so I have no relevant experience on this but I'm betting I could remember the difference between being in one that was shot down and one that wasn't. And my memory is pretty bad sometimes! In fact, I have hundreds of memories of being in airplanes that were never shot down. ;)
     
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    Yeah he thought he could get away with it.

    Maybe 15 years ago before social media was so prominent.
     
  12. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    A bad move on his part, creditability is everything in the news business at his level.
     
  13. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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    That was no brain fart. It was an outright lie, first propagated to Tim Russert in 2005, on his blog a few years later, and again on the David Letterman show. And who knows how many times in private to his cohorts.
     
  14. A.Goldberg macrumors 68000

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    I always saw Brian Williams as a "trustworthy" media figure.

    Why do people ruin their reputations like this?
     
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    Ego.
     
  16. giantfan1224 macrumors 6502a

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    Because none of them are trustworthy and we're really on our own in truth finding. It sounds cynical, I know, but how many times do we need to get burned before we wise up?
     
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    Who is Brian Williams, and why do we care what tall tales he does or does not tell?
     
  18. Oudinot macrumors regular

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    He's a big fat liar which is typical for the lame stream media.
     
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    Yes, but surely he must have known this could easily get out.

    Well yes, I don't really trust no one in the media, but he seemed to be pretty good compared to many others.
     
  21. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    He announced he is stepping down temporarily.
     
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    I hope he steps down permanently. How can anyone trust him now?
     
  23. JamesMike macrumors demi-god

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    This maybe the first step in which he will be removed on a permanent-bases.
     
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    because they are human and we all try to make ourselves took better. If no one here has made a story about themselves look better then you can throw stones.
     
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    Point taken. Then again, most of us are not journalists who supposedly hold themselves to a stricter set of values and ethics that include reporting facts not manipulating them or fabricating for self gain at any level.
     

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