Brian Williams Apologizes For False Iraq Story After Being Called Out By Soldiers
Brian Williams has sent out an apology for reporting on a false story about being on a helicopter that was forced down by fire during the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.
“To Joseph, Lance, Jonathan, Pate, Michael and all those who have posted: You are absolutely right and I was wrong. In fact, I spent much of the weekend thinking I’d gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake, especially since I found my OWN WRITING about the incident from back in ’08, and I was indeed on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG in the tail housing just above the ramp,” the 55-year-old news anchor shared on Facebook.
He added, “I have no desire to fictionalize my experience (we all saw it happened the first time) and no need to dramatize events as they actually happened, I think the constant viewing of the video showing us inspecting the impact area — and the fog of memory over 12 years — made me conflate the two, and I apologize.”
Brian had reported the false story during last Friday night (January 30)’s broadcast of NBC Nightly News. Watch the video below!
Brian Williams – False Story