They could both just be liars. Bald faced, unrepentant, blatant liars. Brian Williams is trying to lie his way out of lying about being involved in hostile military action. Just like the former Secretary of State.
Williams said that he was on board a helicopter that was hit by an RPG and shot down at the start of the Iraq war. Turns out his mind could have been a little fogged up.
OK, got that?
“I would not have chosen to make this mistake. I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”
“I was in a following aircraft.”
“I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago,”
Williams says he made a mistake. He remembered being in the wrong aircraft. Not the one that was hit with an RPG. The one following it, like, you know, the one right behind the one that was hit with the RPG.
Williams wrote that “I was indeed on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG,” but failed to note that his helicopter was “behind the bird that took the RPG” by an hour.
We’d like to note that we’ve been shot at. We could paint you a very vivid picture of that event, right down to the sounds. Right down the taste of the dirt our face ended up in. We’re pretty sure we wouldn’t misremember the sounds and sights of an RPG hitting a helicopter we were sitting in.
About Mr. Williams “mistake” in recall. That line sounds like it happened just that one time.
Williams implies, once again, that this was the first time he has told the false story. But he is on video telling the same story at least 13 times since 2003.
That’s got to be in the Guinness Book of World Records for “misremembering.”
Williams has even outdone Hillary Clinton’s story about being under “sniper fire” in Bosnia.
In a speech in Washington and in several interviews last week Clinton described how she and her daughter, Chelsea, ran for cover under hostile fire shortly after her plane landed in Tuzla, Bosnia.
Several news outlets disputed the claim and a video of the trip, showed Clinton walking from the plane, accompanied by her daughter. They were greeted by a young girl in a small ceremony on the tarmac and there was no sign of tension or any danger.
“I did make a mistake in talking about it, you know, the last time and recently,” Clinton told reporters in Pennsylvania where she was campaigning before the state’s April 22 primary. She said she had a “different memory” about the landing.
“So I made a mistake. That happens. It proves I’m human, which, you know, for some people, is a revelation.”
Hey, at least Brian Williams was in a helicopter in war zone. Hillary was accepting flowers on the tarmac when she said she was being shot at.
Sign up to get alerts from Joe!