Brian Williams Under Fire Over His Shifting Story Of Iraq Helicopter Attack
NEW YORK -– NBC News anchor Brian Williams admitted Wednesday night that he was not riding in a helicopter hit by rocket-propelled grenade fire in Iraq, as he had claimed, but now the media are picking over his shifting accounts of the incident over ...
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How Brian Williams' Iraq story changed
Downing died, Williams suggests that all the choppers, including his, were fired upon: he says "when the Chinook helicopters we were traveling in at the start of the Iraq War were fired on and forced down for three days in a stretch of hostile desert ...
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Brian Williams Admits He Wasn't on Copter Shot Down in Iraq
New York Times
The NBC News anchor Brian Williams apologized Wednesday for mistakenly claiming he had been on a helicopter that was shot down by ground fire in Iraq in 2003. Last week, NBC Nightly News filmed Mr. Williams taking a soldier to a New York Rangers ...
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NBC's Brian Williams recants Iraq claim
NBC News anchor Brian Williams is recanting his claims that he was on board a helicopter forced down in 2003 during the invasion of Iraq. The claim has been widely cited and Williams repeated it on the air on Friday, but he subsequently said in a ...
NBC's Brian Williams apologizes for false Iraq war story
Brian Williams recanted on Wednesday a 12-year-old story that he was aboard a helicopter that was shot down by enemy fire during the Iraq War invasion in 2003. “I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams told Stars and Stripes. “I don't ...
NBC's Brian Williams Admits His Helicopter Took No Fire In Iraq
Brian Williams, the NBC Nightly News anchor, has acknowledged he was not aboard a helicopter that was hit and forced down by enemy fire during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. It's an about-face for Williams and the network, which for years ...
Brian Williams faces fierce mockery after recanting Iraq war story
NBC News anchor Brian Williams faced swift, and often harsh and sarcastic, reaction Wednesday after he recanted a story that he was aboard an Army helicopter that was hit with enemy fire in Iraq and forced to land. The longtime NBC News journalist ...
Veterans slam Brian Williams for Iraq 'lie,' question his apology
Over the past 12 years Williams and NBC claimed that he was on-board a Chinook helicopter that was hit by two rockets and small arms fire in Iraq in 2003, when in fact he arrived at the scene in a separate helicopter about an hour later and was never ...