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February 04, 2015

Brian Williams: You Should Trust My Reportage Because of All the "Sand Snakes" (Ground to Air Missiles) I've Had to Personally Dodge to Deliver the News to You

You must watch this video.

And: I'm told Brian Williams will address (or has addressed) his gigantic string of serial lies on NBC Nightly News.

I imagine he'll be lying further about it.

I'll post video when it's available.

"Misremembered:"



Brian Williams Claims He Forgot Whether He Was Fired Upon Or Not.


More Lies: Williams claims in that "explanation" that he had just told this story once (impliedly, it's a single time), to flatter some army guy who sheepdogged for him that day. He claims he did it once, referring to an event that happened "12 years ago."

But the soldiers challenging him say they've been calling him on this bullshit for "a long time."

Williams was embedded with U.S. military forces on risky missions at the start of the Iraq War in 2003. A USA Today report at the time said he was "stranded in the Iraqi desert for three days after a Chinook helicopter ahead of his was attacked by a man who fired a rocket-propelled grenade."

USA Today said "the grenade just missed, but it forced the group to make an emergency landing."

The story evolved over time, and last week Williams briefly re-told it on the "NBC Nightly News," which he has anchored since 2004.

It was part of an on-air tribute to a soldier who provided security for the downed crew.

"The helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG," Williams said. "Our traveling NBC News team was rescued and kept alive by an Armored Mechanized Platoon from the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry."

After the tribute aired and NBC shared it on Facebook, people started to raise questions about its veracity.

Lance Reynolds, who was quoted in news accounts about the March 24 incident, wrote on Facebook, "Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft."

Reynolds continued, "I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me what had happened. Then I remember you guys taking back off in a different flight of Chinooks from another unit and heading to Kuwait to report your 'war story' to the Nightly News. The whole time we were still stuck in Iraq trying to repair the aircraft and pulling our own Security."

Another commenter, Joseph Miller, wrote, "Thank you Lance! I've been calling him out on this for a long time with no response. He was actually on my aircraft and we came in behind you about 30-45 minutes later."


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