Wow! Brian Williams seems like a compulsive liar!
I wonder if Mr. Williams even knows how to tell the truth anymore after years of repeating all of his false stories, made up of 5% truth and 95% lies and bullshit.
- Brian Williams for sure lied about being in the military helicopter that was shot with an RPG and forced to the ground.
- Williams seems to have lied about being at the Brandenburg Gate the night the wall came down, and Tom Brokaw was the only American anchorman to report live from the Berlin Wall that day.
- Now we are learning that Brian Williams has probably also been lying for years about being embedded with SEAL Team 6, while a Special Operations Command official said that it’s just not true.
“We do not embed journalists with any elements of that unit, bottom line, No.” – Special Operations Command official
This type of dishonesty is par for the course in every liberal newsroom across the country, especially NBC, but Brian Williams seems to be the King of the Liars. (that we know of so far)
NBC and Brian Williams are made for each other. NBC is a sham news network with no credibility, and Brian Williams is a sham reporter with a knack for injecting himself into important news stories with a bunch of lies.
I wonder how Brian Williams ever thought he would get away with the lies he told over and over for years, knowing full well that he was full of shit, and would eventually be caught stealing the valor of others?
NBC might as well put Brian Williams back on the air tonight – it can’t hurt their credibility any more than it has already been damaged.
This one might turn out to be the death blow for suspended NBC News anchor Brian Williams. Add his repeated SEAL Team 6/Bin Laden raid claims to the “dossier of lies” NBC must regrettably dig into to determine just how deep the “credibility” issues go.
Williams has claimed since 2011—to David Letterman, among others—that he embedded with SEAL Team 6 multiple times and had developed such a close relationship that one of them gave him a piece of the downed chopper from the famous Osama Bin Laden raid.
“We have some idea which of our special operations teams carried this out,” Williams said to Letterman May 2, 2011, the day after the raid. “It happens to be a team I flew into Baghdad with, on the condition that I would never speak of what I saw on the aircraft, what aircraft we were on, what we were carrying, or who we were after.”
The next night, Williams repeated the claim. “Now, people might be hearing about SEAL Team 6,” he said on the Nightly News. “I happen to have the great honor of flying into Baghdad with them at the start of the war.”
As Ed Morrissey notes, this story is problematic for a number of reasons:
First, the Navy has made clear that it does not embed reporters on special-ops missions.
“We do not embed journalists with any elements of that unit … bottom line—no,” a Special Operations Command official said according to a report by CNN’s Peter Bergen.
Another problem is the timing: according to the Huffington Post, Williams did not arrive in Baghdad until three weeks after the war began, yet he repeatedly claimed he flew in with them “at the start of the war.”
Then there’s the memento story, which another SEAL officer told CNN doesn’t “pass any sniff test.”
“About six weeks after the Bin Laden raid, I got a white envelope and in it was a thank-you note, unsigned,” Williams told Letterman in January 2013. “And in it was a piece of the fuselage of the blown-up Black Hawk in that courtyard. Sent to me by one of my friends.”
Citing SEAL Brandon Webb, Morrissey explains that this is “not just unlikely, it’s almost certainly untrue as told”:
The SEAL team had to leave that helicopter behind after destroying it, and loaded up on the only remaining chopper left in the mission to get out. They would have been unlikely to have spent any time picking apart the downed chopper for souvenirs. Besides, the helicopter was destroyed after SEAL Team 6 had evacuated, which HuffPo confirmed with Special Ops command. The US only got back parts of the aircraft months later from Pakistan’s government, which was embarrassed and outraged by the operation when it became known.
“My initial reaction is it sounds completely preposterous,” said Webb. “There’s a healthy dislike towards embedded journalists within the SEAL community. I can’t even remember an embed with a SEAL unit. And especially at SEAL Team Six? Those guys don’t take journalists with them on missions.”
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