Internal Investigation Finds Liberal Darling Brian Williams Embellished Stories 11 Times
NBC anchor Brian Williams repeatedly lied about taking fire on a helicopter in Iraq.
He also lied about seeing dead bodies float past his hotel in New Orleans while covering Katrina.
And the NBC anchor added that he suffered from dysentery after drinking floodwater(?)
Williams was staying in the French Quarter which was not flooded after the Katrina hurricane.
Page Six reported:
More heroic tales of Brian Williams‘ adventures in journalism are being questioned.
The NBC news anchor, who apologized Wednesday for telling a false story about taking fire in a helicopter while covering Iraq, is being called out for possibly lying about his experience covering Hurricane Katrina, according to a report.
Williams claimed to have gotten dysentery from drinking floodwater and seeing dead bodies float past his hotel in the New Orleans French Quarter while covering Hurricane Katrina.
However, the The New Orleans Advocate noted that the French Quarter was not flooded and quoted a local health expert who did not recall anyone getting such a stomach ailment.
Williams recalled his bout with the bug in an interview with Tom Brokaw last year, when he said: “I accidentally ingested some of the floodwater. I became very sick with dysentery.”
Actor James Woods asked the important question:
I'm sorry, why was he drinking "flood water…?" http://t.co/WXQEGuUpey
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) February 6, 2015
An Internal investigation by NBC found that serial liar Brian Williams embellished stories at least 11 times over the years.
A months-long internal investigation of Brian Williams by NBC News has turned up 11 instances in which the anchorman publicly embellished details of his reporting exploits, according to a person familiar with details of the probe.
NBC undertook the examination of Williams’ statement after he apologized in early February for saying on “NBC Nightly News” that a military helicopter in which he was traveling at the start of the Iraq War had been damaged by rocket fire. His account was challenged by soldiers who were on the flight, leading to a furor that prompted NBC to suspend Williams for six months without pay and to investigate other statements he’s made.
The Iraq claim was one of the 11 suspect statements that a team of NBC News journalists has identified during the inquiry, said the individual, who asked not to be identified because he isn’t authorized to talk about an internal matter.
The investigators, led by NBC News senior executive producer Richard Esposito, have also raised doubts about Williams’ comments about his experiences covering Israel’s military action against Hezbollah in Lebanon in 2006. In an interview with a student-run television station at Fairfield University in Connecticut in 2007, Williams said he saw rockets passing “just beneath” the Israel helicopter in which he was traveling. But Williams gave a less harrowing account of the same trip in an NBC News blog a year earlier.
NBC executives met in a conference room Thursday morning at the network’s Rockefeller Center headquarters for a briefing about the investigation.