Brian Williams has come under fire for...wait, that may not be the best choice of words.
Let's start over.
Soldiers have called out Brian Williams for misrepresenting the details of his reporting in Iraq. The NBC News anchor claimed that while covering the war, his helicopter was hit by an RPG. But soldiers involved in the incident have taken to social media with the real story.
Williams and his camera crew were actually aboard a Chinook in a formation that was about an hour behind the three helicopters that came under fire, according to crew member interviews.
That Chinook took no fire and landed later beside the damaged helicopter due to an impending sandstorm from the Iraqi desert, according to Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Miller, who was the flight engineer on the aircraft that carried the journalists.
Williams has taken a leave of absence from the news desk in the wake of the controversy.
Tara Parker Pope writes, "Numerous scientific studies show that memories can fade, shift and distort over time. Not only can our real memories become unwittingly altered and embellished, but entirely new false memories can be incorporated into our memory bank, embedded so deeply that we become convinced they are real and actually happened."
She notes that Hillary Clinton once claimed to come under fire in Bosnia (untrue) and Mitt Romney remembered an event that took place months before he was born.
"Remember when they did this for Bush when there weren't weapons of mass destruction? He misremembered the facts," Pat joked on air as Glenn read the story.
"I think he should go a step forward. I think he should come out and say, okay, yep, I said those things, but it's time for me to go back to work. Last night, I was at the zoo, and there was a monkey explosion, and I was reassembling monkeys and sewing them back together. I saved the entire monkey exhibit at the zoo, but it's time for me to get back to work," Glenn joked.
Glenn said the whole article was unbelievable, and stated that the syndrome is something made up in order to protect the people the elites want to protect. If anyone else was in this situation, they would just be called liars.
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