In what never ceases to amaze, yet another glitterati of the Progressive persuasion steps on his necktie. I find it incongruous to even conceive of trying to hoodwink the public into believing something so easily disproved. The 159th Dragonmasters on that chopper that took the B40 can readily remember that sinking feeling in their bellies as the rotors slowly quit pulling pitch and the aircraft sank. I’m sure they can remember exactly who auto rotated to earth that day with them. As for our trusty news anchor, Brian, this would be like disremembering where you were as the 757s were splatting into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.
When you keep repeating the lie, it grows. Eventually, someone stops and says ” Wait a minute. That’s not the way it happened”. Mr. Williams was not caught out so much as he was shown to be one of the elite wannabes of dangerous journalism. Surely you remember Hillary Clinton’s harrowing landing at Kosovo with mortars cratering the runway as she landed? Her bravado and presence galvanized the defenders to beat back the attack by the rag heads. Later, she said she was told the bombs bursting in air had been several hours before her appearance. Sorry for the misconception these three years. Why, everyone knew that.
Brian’s bold braggadocio went on for eleven years before someone called him on it. He chose the verb “misremember” but it’s six of one and half a dozen of another:
“I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams said. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”
Williams told his Nightly News audience that the erroneous claim was part of a “bungled attempt” to thank soldiers who helped protect him in Iraq in 2003. “I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,” Williams said. “I want to apologize.”
Late Wednesday, Williams’ Twitter account, with 212,000 followers, appeared to have been wiped clean.
Smart move, Brian. Erase the evidence. Wipe the hard drive. Shred the evidence. Crash the computer-literally- on the floor. Throw it in the ocean.
Thus we award Brian the Asknod Scarlet Letter of Stolen Valor. It is fittingly red so as to represent the blood of true Patriots. The moral of this story is Don’t try to lay no boogie woogie on the 159th Aviation Regiment, Brian. If you cannot remember which aircraft you were on, perhaps NBC should be drug-testing you. That’s some serious misconflating, dude.
P.S. This just in. A rare photograph of Mr. Williams archived at the Smithsonian. This was taken at Flanders in Belgium (1918) just before the charge that earned him his first Silver Star.
Bush Lied! Williams almost died!