Has Brian Williams Been Lying About Coming Under Fire When He Visited Iraq in 2003?
Brian Williams has been reporting for years that he was in a helicopter that took RPG fire and went down. He was rescued by some other soldiers and he never forgot it. So, to say thanks, he invited one of the soldiers to join him at a Rangers game as his guest. Pretty cool, huh?
Except it's not true. He was never in a chopper that was hit by an RPG. He was in one that was an hour or so behind the one that did.
He's been getting called out about it on Facebook and he finally admitted it, sort of. (Translation: he lied, got caught, and continues to lie.)
Here's the post from Facebook with his "retraction":
This is about as close to stolen valor as you can get.
This is Brian recanting his story on NBC:
Here he "misremembered" the event in 2013 on the Letterman show: