Another chopper whopper: Did Williams lie about Seal Team 6?

posted at 8:41 am on February 13, 2015 by Ed Morrissey

If this turns out to be a lie, it might be one of more egregious of Brian Williams’ truncated-for-now career. As NBC goes through what has been described as a “dossier of lies” (which reportedly also includes his expense reporting), another tall tale has emerged from the public record. Ever since Seal Team 6 killed Osama bin Laden, Williams has told David Letterman and others that he embedded with the elite special-ops unit on several occasions, becoming close enough with them that the SEALs gave him a piece of the downed chopper in the bin Laden raid as a memento of their friendship.

A number of problems have arisen with this tale — chief among them that the Navy insists that they don’t embed reporters on special-ops missions. SooperMexican first raised questions about this story on February 8th, but now everyone else in the media has caught up to it:

CNN analyst Peter Bergen said on “Anderson Cooper 360” that he was told by sources in the Seal community that it would be impossible for Williams to have ever traveled with Seal Team 6.

“We do not embed journalists with any elements of that unit … bottom line — no,” one Special Operations Command official said.

In the case of the memorabilia that Williams says he received from “his friends” in the Seal community: “that doesn’t pass any sniff test,” another Seal officer told Bergen.

A spokeswoman for NBC News declined to comment.

The timing doesn’t add up either, the Huffington Post pointed out yesterday, as Williams didn’t arrive in Baghdad until three weeks after the war began; he had been broadcasting from Kuwait until then. Michael Calderone, Matt Sledge, and Hunter Stuart also question another rather strange claim Williams has made about his relationship with Seal Team 6:

According to Williams’ recollection, one special operator appreciated his relationship with the anchor so much that he sent Williams a precious token from the bin Laden raid.

“About six weeks after the Bin Laden raid, I got a white envelope and in it was a thank-you note, unsigned,” Williams said on “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.”

Needless to say, 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. HuffPo also heard from former SEAL Brandon Webb, who says the whole story stinks:

“My initial reaction is it sounds completely preposterous. There’s a healthy dislike towards embedded journalists within the SEAL community,” said Brandon Webb, a writer and former SEAL sniper who helped train Chris Kyle. “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.”

Until now, most of Williams’ little fables seemed to have a basis of truth, distorted by subsequent exaggerations and aggrandizements. He actually did ride on that chopper that went down ahead of a sandstorm, but absorbed the attack on another unit into his own tale. Williams did get stuck at the Ritz Carlton during Hurricane Katrina, but wildly exaggerated his personal experiences, and so on. This looks more like straight-out fabulism of the kind that made TNR’s Stephen Glass a cautionary tale (and a lifetime excluded from practicing law). One has to wonder just how many more of these kinds of lies Williams has been telling all along. And whether NBC News will ever tell us.

Update: Hey, I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the new Robert Redford movie based on Rathergate that will argue that we should just trust network news anchors. How about you?

Update: The Associated Press’ Meghan Barr informs us that “everybody embellishes,” calling it a tradition that dates back to the Iliad. Barr includes Hillary Clinton’s Tuzla Dash in this category, by the way. Is that an admission by the AP about which we should get more details? Besides, this story doesn’t look like an embellishment at all, but a flat-out lie.


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Fake but accurate?

-Dan Rather

Remember, Brian Williams is neither new, unique OR atypical in the “mainstream” news media.

ConstantineXI on February 13, 2015 at 8:47 AM

This guy is a psycho.

I can’t believe he got away with it this long.

forest on February 13, 2015 at 8:51 AM

drip, drip, drip….
bye, bye, brian….

CatoRenasci on February 13, 2015 at 8:52 AM

Toast

Buh-bye

cmsinaz on February 13, 2015 at 8:53 AM

NBC’s sudden concern for journalistic integrity is a limited hangout.

Akzed on February 13, 2015 at 8:53 AM

This guy is a psycho.

forest on February 13, 2015 at 8:51 AM

The necessary qualification for employment at MSNBC.

Star Bird on February 13, 2015 at 8:53 AM

I’m waiting for the point where Williams’ defenders are going to make the claim that if we didn’t have a Brian Williams, we would have created one.

We want and need a super-journalist out there taking the risks and witness to all the significant stories of our time. We get that with stories of Williams going behind enemy lines in Iraq, helping East Germans tear down the Berlin Wall, reporting on Katrina even as bodies were floating down Canal Street, and embedding with SEAL team Six, and all the rest of his “accomplishments.”

Happy Nomad on February 13, 2015 at 8:54 AM

East Germans tear down the Berlin Wall

Happy Nomad on February 13, 2015 at 8:54 AM

Anything but that.

The fall of the Berlin Wall was the saddest day in the last century for the mainstream media.

Their goal ever since (and now they have a new Pope who is an ally) is to put it back up.

ConstantineXI on February 13, 2015 at 8:56 AM

Tip of the iceberg. A guy doesn’t make up an obvious lie about something as easily verifiable as being on a chopper downed by RPG fire unless he’s been doing that kind of thing for a long time and getting away with it.

rsrobinson on February 13, 2015 at 8:57 AM

I work really hard and very diligently for fair pay. This guy had the most coveted job in his field, making $40,000 per night reading 20 minutes of news off a teleprompter (yes, I’m sure there were other responsibilities, but still . . .) and yet he routinely engaged in behavior that could cost him that gig. What the hell is wrong with him??

SoRight on February 13, 2015 at 8:58 AM

…he needs some kind of treatment…in Hollywood!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Wait, Brian didn’t kill OBL?

pain train on February 13, 2015 at 9:03 AM

..this guy is a blathering boob! Incredible how he gushes on Letterman. If NYC wants to hang his ass, they ought to depo him, and invite Letterman.

(Also rich how Letterman laps this garbage up.)

The War Planner on February 13, 2015 at 9:04 AM

…he needs some kind of treatment…in Hollywood!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM

He could star in a “reboot” of the Brian Bosworth B-action movies.

ConstantineXI on February 13, 2015 at 9:05 AM

The world of Commander McBragg.

That’s quite a story Commander!

Quite…

hobbit on February 13, 2015 at 9:05 AM

Maybe Williams can take over the Daily Show.

Star Bird on February 13, 2015 at 9:05 AM

But for a bit of embellishment, me life’s ballad might o’ been a bit bland.
—Bard Brian

PunditPete on February 13, 2015 at 9:06 AM

…he needs some kind of treatment…in Hollywood!

JugEarsButtHurt on February 13, 2015 at 9:00 AM

It will only work if Bryan Williams is the victim and this is all a hoax perpetuated by the Koch Brothers.

txaggie on February 13, 2015 at 9:08 AM

As NBC goes through what has been described as a “dossier of lies” (which reportedly also includes his expense reporting)…

David Burge @iowahawkblog · Feb 11

$19.95 hotel porn bill about to save network $50 million in severance pay: NBC investigating Williams expense reports

pain train on February 13, 2015 at 9:08 AM

So, the same kinds of personalities are attracted to the same kind of work. We now have at least two data points that news anchors are fabulists. There is a good chance many others are as well.

Count to 10 on February 13, 2015 at 9:08 AM

In the alternate reality of NBC News, Seal Team Six embedded with Brian Williams so they’d have someone with the expertise to kill bin Laden (that’s why Osama was killed on a weekend — they could wisk Brian into Pakistan and back without him having to miss a single broadcast of the NBC Nightly News so as to not blow his cover).

jon1979 on February 13, 2015 at 9:09 AM

The very existence of “SEAL team 6” used to be classified. The idea that they would invite a journalist along on a blacked out mission is absurd.

Mord on February 13, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Journalists have mostly given up on the search for truth. Now, they just want to tell stories, the “narrative,” in many cases twisted fiction with an liberal ideological bent.

Fallon on February 13, 2015 at 9:11 AM

It will be interesting to see the language of Williams’ $50 million contract. Are these tall tales enough to evoke the morals clause?

rbj on February 13, 2015 at 9:11 AM

Update: Hey, I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the new Robert Redford movie based on Rathergate that will argue that we should just trust network news anchors. How about you?

I see an Allahpundit cameo appearance in there…

JetBoy on February 13, 2015 at 9:12 AM

This guy is a psycho.

I can’t believe he got away with it this long.

forest on February 13, 2015 at 8:51 AM

That’s what they want you to believe…With the internet, these things can be checked out quickly, unlike years ago where it would take weeks of painstaking research to put all the pieces together.

CBS had been caught how many times creating phony stories? How many Photoshopped photos from the media?

Williams may be the easiest and right now the most visible target, but he is just the tip of the iceberg, which is why they sacrificed him. They want to stop the bleeding.

Now you will see more “journalists” put under the microscope…and candidates.

right2bright on February 13, 2015 at 9:12 AM

The lame stream media chooses to discredit and silence a true investigative journalist like Sharyl Attkisson.

Lyin’ Brian was only doing what Nothing But Corrupt News wanted him to do, make stuff up!

Jayrae on February 13, 2015 at 9:13 AM

I believe this song is really about Bryan Willians

txaggie on February 13, 2015 at 9:14 AM

He needs to begin seminary school soon and become a prison chaplain.

djl130 on February 13, 2015 at 9:18 AM

I’m going to take “Toast” for $400, Alex…

dpduq on February 13, 2015 at 9:21 AM

The Life Of Brian-human waste.

docflash on February 13, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Brian’s next gig will be as the spokesman for Isuzu.

meci on February 13, 2015 at 9:24 AM

Hey, I was on the chopper that crashed in OBL’s courtyard and pulled off a piece of it to send to my good friend Brian Williams so leave him alone!

No wait, I guess I watched Zero Dark Thirty while eating a slice of pizza that tasted like a burnt piece of a helicopter. I must have misremembered. My bad.

rsrobinson on February 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM

I’ll hold my breath until the MSM investigates Obama’s tales of glory. Brian Williams is nothing but a failed journalist.. We have a POTUS that has likely lied and embellished his entire life story, complete with “composite” girlfriends.

/Just sayin

Key West Reader on February 13, 2015 at 9:34 AM

Hey NBC, if you are concerned about journalistic integrity, Sharyl Attkisson is available hire..

hillsoftx on February 13, 2015 at 9:35 AM

I would love to be a fly on the wall as Williams continues to enjoy his society life in NYC- Do they just studiously avoid the topic? Smugly insist that ALL the rest of America are idiots for not believing? I mean, how do you explain away all these lies?! I love that there are other “journalists” that say, “Everyone Embellishes”. It’s completely ironic that they would defend liars as normal.

BettyRuth on February 13, 2015 at 9:39 AM

I have a feeling that Bin Laden is still perfectly alive in some Pakistani man-cave, enjoying his favorite goat. His “death” occurred at EXTREMELY convenient time – next day after Donald Trump asked Obama on national TV to show his birth certificate. Call me a conspiracy theorist as you please but I don’t remember getting an answer.

Rix on February 13, 2015 at 9:41 AM

WTF, seriously? A SEAL team took along an effeminate douchebag on their missions?

Those missions have got to be difficult enough without a tagalong trying to snap pics and generally getting in the way.

This guy, geez what a piece of work.

Bishop on February 13, 2015 at 9:57 AM

The very existence of “SEAL team 6″ used to be classified.

Mord on February 13, 2015 at 9:09 AM

Joe Biden took care of that one.

Happy Nomad on February 13, 2015 at 9:59 AM

Update: Hey, I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the new Robert Redford movie based on Rathergate that will argue that we should just trust network news anchors. How about you?

After the reaction from some initial prescreenings Redford will proclaim that his flick is so consequential that it can only be released in limited venues at arthouse-type theaters.

He will lose $30 million on it but of course the MSM will proclaim it a success and obviously far better than that stupid sniper movie that everyone hated.

Bishop on February 13, 2015 at 10:01 AM

The very existence of “SEAL team 6″ used to be classified.

I can’t swear to it, but I have heard more than once that the entire existence of “SEAL Team Six″ is fiction. Ever notice how you never hear aboute SEAL Team One or SEAL Team Two? “SEAL Team Six” is shorthand for “whatever Special Ops team whose mission we decided to allow to be semi-public.” They use that particular label to give the impression that there are at least five more groups where these guys came from.

But if (to manufacture a unit and label at random) the First Platoon of the Second Combined Special Operations Group, drawn from all four services, has parts of their mission go public, they’ll be referred to in the news broadcasts as “SEAL Team Six.” You will not hear about “2nd CSOG Team One.”

GrumpyOldFart on February 13, 2015 at 10:04 AM

I could see him mistaking spec ops for a seal team if not really used to that stuff, but the timing and chopper stuff is what made me think he was lying here too.

dmacleo on February 13, 2015 at 10:15 AM

The HITS just keep on coming. How can NBC expect to rejuvenate this serial liar into anyone credible enough to report the news? The fact they didn’t quickly fire him is deeply disturbing–a sign of just how much we’ve declined morally as a nation. Lies are OK as long as you are a democrat.

Armyspouse on February 13, 2015 at 10:17 AM

GrumpyOldFart on February 13, 2015 at 10:04 AM

actually 8 actual teams. 1 to 8 and, yes, number 6 is not listed.
odd number teams with group 1 and even numbered with group 2.

I seem to remember reading before (and may be wrong) 6 is used when members from different groups operate as one group for special circumstances.

http://navyseals.com/nsw/structure/

dmacleo on February 13, 2015 at 10:21 AM

They gave me a hat piece of the chopper… I have the hat piece of the chopper to this day… I have the hat piece of the chopper.
John Kerry Brian Williams

GWB on February 13, 2015 at 10:27 AM

Yeah, that story about the SEALS doesn’t ring true at all. If they told him he could travel with them as long as he didn’t talk about anything, then what is the purpose of having a journalist there to begin with?

And why would someone from SEAL Team 6 be sending Brian Williams a thank you note?

TarheelBen on February 13, 2015 at 10:28 AM

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Predator: “GET TO DA CHOPPA!!”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9-Te-DPbSE

Brian Williams to ST6: “GET ME A PIECE OF DA CHOPPA!!”

ted c on February 13, 2015 at 10:42 AM

Everyone already knows that Williams is a pathetic little facade of a man,
boo-hoo… poor Brian Williams… but…the better story is how he was such a good fit for NBC.

The only reason NBC is sacrificing Williams is to keep their own integrity/credibility facade intact.

Williams is now drowning in his previously knee-deep BS, and that became NBC’s one and only problem with him. And as long as NBC can continue to spew left- wing talking points with at least some semblance of being honorable/ethical , they will be able to continue as they always have and achieved their goal.

lynncgb on February 13, 2015 at 10:51 AM

New Listing, New Canaan, CT, Williams, B, Stoddard, J. Built in 1890 and set on 2.5 acres, the colonial-style home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, swimming pool, 3,448 square feet, $1.7 million (OBO).

profits101 on February 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Update: The Associated Press’ Meghan Barr informs us that “everybody embellishes,” calling it a tradition that dates back to the Iliad.

Oh, got you.

Well, how about you let us know when you’re embellishing and when you’re telling the truth?

For example, were you embellishing during the 2008 election? And if so, which candidate did your embellishments help?

What other issues do you embellish on? Only ones that make you personally look good, or issues and candidates for whom you really support?

I love it. The AP admitting that they lie. And not only that they lie, but that c’mon EVERYONE lies. (Kind of like how everyone lied about sex was the line used to defend Clinton)

To be fair, we know the media lies regularly and she’s not really admitting anything we don’t already know.

Timin203 on February 13, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Managing Editor and Anchor for the Culture of Corruption.

Kenosha Kid on February 13, 2015 at 11:08 AM

There is no way he embedded with ST-6. Not a chance. Brandon Webb, a guy I was with at ST-3 won’t say it outright, but I will. He lied. Even the vanilla teams never, and I mean never had embedded reporters. I have never heard of it. The only time I heard of any person embedding was when the director who made Lone Survivor embedded for one op with a team in Afghanistan to see what it was like. I wasn’t there, but a buddy who was told me about that.

There is a ST-6, but it is called DEVGRU now, which stands for Developmental Group. When it was created we only had two other teams, and we wanted to trick the Russians into thinking we had more teams than we did. The most recent documentary they did on one of the stations goes through the SEAL history. It is really well done. To get into DEV, it is another six month training which is extremely fast paced.

And there would be no way in h3ll any Team Guy would give this numbnuts anything from the op, especially parts of a classified black ops, previously undisclosed stealth helicopter. Seriously? People bought that? He wouldn’t thave gotten the sand out of my boots.

His career is over, and he is a lying POS.

Patriot Vet on February 13, 2015 at 11:10 AM

But if (to manufacture a unit and label at random) the First Platoon of the Second Combined Special Operations Group, drawn from all four services, has parts of their mission go public, they’ll be referred to in the news broadcasts as “SEAL Team Six.” You will not hear about “2nd CSOG Team One.”

GrumpyOldFart on February 13, 2015 at 10:04 AM

As I understand it, they started with SEAL Team 1 and Team 2, both of which were publicly acknowledged, and SEAL Team 6, which was for “dark missions”. They later back filled in the rest of the numbers.

It sounds like “team 6” is/was kind of just short hand for missions that couldnt be publicly acknowledged. I do think it is a separate team though who gets additional training and is even more exclusive then the rest of the SEALs, but I’m not sure if the guys go back to “team 2” or wherever they came from when the mission is over or what. I forget who was being interviewed, but I remember seeing someone from another SEAL team on TV saying he could have applied for “team 6” status, but never did and regretted not going for it.

Timin203 on February 13, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Williams is now drowning in his previously knee-deep BS, and that became NBC’s one and only problem with him. And as long as NBC can continue to spew left- wing talking points with at least some semblance of being honorable/ethical , they will be able to continue as they always have and achieved their goal.

lynncgb on February 13, 2015 at 10:51 AM

Yeah, what brought Williams down was lying about the wrong kind of stuff. He would have been just fine lying about Obamacare, the economy, Obama’s record, and other aspects of the liberal agenda.

TarheelBen on February 13, 2015 at 11:16 AM

New Listing, New Canaan, CT, Williams, B, Stoddard, J. Built in 1890 and set on 2.5 acres, the colonial-style home has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, swimming pool, 3,448 square feet, $1.7 million (OBO).

profits101 on February 13, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Brian Williams lives in New Canaan, or are you just a realtor spamming out MLS data? :)

Also, what does this do for his daughters (ahem) acting career? That one scene in Girls where she was getting her …uhh… butt licked out showed promise for a future career in showtime softcore pornos.

Timin203 on February 13, 2015 at 11:16 AM

Williams lies better than all the HA trolls, combined.

Schadenfreude on February 13, 2015 at 11:35 AM

Love the headline, Ed. Another chopper whopper indeed!

TarheelBen on February 13, 2015 at 11:40 AM

actually 8 actual teams. 1 to 8 and, yes, number 6 is not listed.
odd number teams with group 1 and even numbered with group 2.

I seem to remember reading before (and may be wrong) 6 is used when members from different groups operate as one group for special circumstances.

http://navyseals.com/nsw/structure/

dmacleo on February 13, 2015 at 10:21 AM

Ever hear of the concept of “nested cover stories”? I tend to assume that anything the SEALs publish on the internet fits that qualification. Contains enough truth to be believable, but it’s actually a cover. And if you find out “the truth” behind the cover story, it’s even more true than the cover was, making it even more believable… but it’s a cover for something deeper.

When it was created we only had two other teams, and we wanted to trick the Russians into thinking we had more teams than we did.

Exactly. When you write the cover story, you put in as many ways it can be used, for as many different purposes, as you can.

GrumpyOldFart on February 13, 2015 at 11:44 AM

At least with fish story, it starts with catching a fish. With liberals it doesn’t matter that you even intended to go fishing, but rather that since fish swim if you had gone fishing you surely would have caught one. That is the essential argument of Rathergate.

STL_Vet on February 13, 2015 at 11:49 AM

Headline:

Liar caught being a liar

right2bright on February 13, 2015 at 11:56 AM

I get great pleasure watching left/liberals try to defend Brian Williams. It demonstrates that they have no values they can’t abandon when the transgressor is one of their own. Also shows that they view themselves as the final arbiters of morality on any issue.

grumpyank on February 13, 2015 at 11:57 AM

There was a Seal Team 6 formed by Richard Marcinko but it was dissolved in the ’80s and replaced by a similar team with the acronym DEVGRU. It is the Navy’s elite counter-terrorism team and its members are culled from the best of other Seal teams and they receive special training beyond normal Seal training. Seal Team 6 is the popular name for DEVGRU but they are essentially the same thing.

rsrobinson on February 13, 2015 at 12:01 PM

Besides, this story doesn’t look like an embellishment at all, but a flat-out lie.

Now, now. Let’s be fair — I heard that Brian Williams picked up his own mail one time.
/

juggler46 on February 13, 2015 at 12:04 PM

No wonder NBC’s ratings were higher with Williams.

Schadenfreude on February 13, 2015 at 12:06 PM

He has the hat…er, the piece of the helicopter, to this very day!!!

Sounds like somebody else we all remember. Wonder if he embedded with John Kerry in Cambodia?

Bill M on February 13, 2015 at 12:18 PM

Ratz, GWB beat me to it!

Bill M on February 13, 2015 at 12:33 PM

The man is the biggest liar in history. That’s a double edged sword for him because it made him the most qualified for the top “position of trust” at NBC, but it also meant that he wouldn’t last forever.

Buddahpundit on February 13, 2015 at 12:33 PM

The Associated Press’ Meghan Barr informs us that “everybody embellishes,” calling it a tradition that dates back to the Iliad. Barr includes Hillary Clinton’s Tuzla Dash in this category, by the way. Is that an admission by the AP about which we should get more details?

Actually, it’s a warning that nothing the AP pukes forth should be believed.

Athanasius on February 13, 2015 at 1:01 PM

Update: The Associated Press’ Meghan Barr informs us that “everybody embellishes,” calling it a tradition that dates back to the Iliad. Barr includes Hillary Clinton’s Tuzla Dash in this category, by the way. Is that an admission by the AP about which we should get more details? Besides, this story doesn’t look like an embellishment at all, but a flat-out lie.

Except the more that we look at Troy, the Hittite clay tablet foreign policy archive, and the last records of cities that were inhabited at the end of the Late Bronze Age the more the Iliad looks to be a pretty decent record. From where ships came from and their designations all the way to Hittites complaining about a pirate the king of the achaewoi was supposed to be pulling in… that is all fitting pretty well. From the walls, fire, and such of Troy itself, to the long list of allies it had via trade, all the way to the sacking of cities to deprive Troy of nearby trading partners, that is all fitting in pretty well with a recurrent, seasonal form of attrition warfare.

The Odyssey? Now THAT has a lot of embellishment going on.

ajacksonian on February 13, 2015 at 1:08 PM

No one is safe anymore. Status is no longer a buffer. We know this in the abstract, but it’s still startling in the particular. Technology makes scandal faster and more completely devastating.

They can hurt you with tape but kill you with laughter. Many people, uncoordinated and unaffiliated, can bring down a target by doing a full frisk of past statements on the Internet, that incredible tool. But as powerful a weapon is anarchic wit. If you went to #BrianWilliamsMisremembers on Twitter , you laughed at the picture of him standing with Lincoln on the battlefield, or reporting live, apparently as St. Joseph, on the birth of Christ. American wit is in very good form, and it can be lethal. It wasn’t only investigative work that shaped the outcome of the Brian Williams story, it was the number of people laughing.

America is hungry for authenticity and honesty and fiercely resents its absence from places where it should be.

A longtime reader of this column, age 84, emailed recently to say the heartbreak of his life the past few years has been witnessing the daily corruption of all information—the rigging of numbers and claiming of facts, the scientific papers that manipulate data to advance a political agenda, the misleading government statistics. We’re drowning in lies, he said.

That is not an exaggeration.

Schadenfreude on February 13, 2015 at 1:39 PM

How to get to the WSJ link, above.

Schadenfreude on February 13, 2015 at 1:40 PM

If YOU didn’t know his “stories” were just that…YOU don’t pay attention and are part of the problem.

nonstopca1 on February 13, 2015 at 1:43 PM

I see. Focus on Williams, and ignore his editors.

KyserS on February 13, 2015 at 1:54 PM

As NBC goes through what has been described as a “dossier of lies” (which reportedly also includes his expense reporting)…

David Burge @iowahawkblog · Feb 11

$19.95 hotel porn bill about to save network $50 million in severance pay: NBC investigating Williams expense reports

pain train on February 13, 2015 at 9:08 AM

Someone caught lying? Expense reports are the first place I’d go to avoid any severance payoff and/or improper termination lawsuit. At the least, you could negotiate that big severance down to one cent on the dollar.

Marcola on February 13, 2015 at 2:39 PM

Maybe Williams could get a gig as the governor of Oregon. As long as we have to listen to lies, we might as well get someone not so painful to look at.

Marcola on February 13, 2015 at 2:40 PM

Brian Williams Reporting Now Questioned on Berlin Wall, Navy SEALs

https://tv.yahoo.com/news/brian-williams-reporting-now-questioned-berlin-wall-navy-183415610.html

Star Bird on February 13, 2015 at 2:49 PM

Bwaaahh. This just keeps getting better.

MSM is infested with a bunch of lying self important jackals.

SpongePuppy on February 13, 2015 at 7:20 PM

I was there when the gate (or was it a wall) came down and didn’t see Williams anywhere.

SpongePuppy on February 13, 2015 at 7:23 PM

Williams is not a journalist, he is a news reader. If he were a journalist he wouldn’t be working in the Lame stream!

flytier on February 13, 2015 at 8:35 PM

Bring on Olberman! Kudos to Emperor Norton above

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2Fu6uBHl0hE

oarmas on February 15, 2015 at 8:51 AM