Oops, he did it again. NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, reporting from London’s Heathrow Airport, likens jihadi suicide bombers to–well, let’s let him speak for himself:
CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: But, here we have maybe 24 people who have lived in London and England and the free world for all these years that become citizens, subjects of the Crown, and yet, after having gotten to know us, they want to kill themselves to hurt us. Isn’t that an even deeper conundrum here than the chemicals being used in these attacks.
BRIAN WILLIAMS: And that, Chris, that last aspect, the willingness to take one’s own life. I always tell people there are guys on our team like that, too. They’re called Army Rangers and Navy Seals and the Special Forces folks and the first responders on 9/11 who went into those buildings knowing, by the way, they weren’t going to come out. So we have players like that on our team.
Last year, Brian Williams compared our founding fathers to terrorists:
It is a story that will be at or near the top of our broadcast and certainly made for a robust debate in our afternoon editorial meeting, when several of us raised the point (I’ll leave it to others to decide germaneness) that several U.S. presidents were at minimum revolutionaries, and probably were considered terrorists of their time by the Crown in England.
Glad to know he thinks so highly of our brave men and women in uniform and our Founding Fathers.
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Update (AP): Jim Treacher was thoughtful enough to forward me the e-mail he sent to NBC News. Here it is in its entirety:
From: Jimtreacher -at- aol.com
To: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 10:44:38 EDT
Subject: You actually compared firefighters and Special Forces to suicide bombers?
Don’t you think that’s really extra-stupid? If not, why not?