NBC Anchor Brian Williams Recants his War Hero Story
For ten years, Brian Williams, the face of NBC News, has been telling a harrowing story about being in a blackhawk helicopter as it was shot down in Iraq. It turns out he only interviewed the people who were shot down. In his apology, he claimed the “fog of memory,” coupled with watching the footage so many times, somehow made him “misremember” it.
This is troubling for many reasons. For one thing, if it’s true that watching footage over and over can make someone think he was actually attacked during a war when he was really just a spectator, it’s entirely possible that I never actually got knocked off my hoverbike by an Ewok at the Battle of Endor.
I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize to all the Stormtroopers who served when I did not.