Brian Williams Apologizes For False Iraq War Story
For years, the NBC Nightly News anchor has said he was shot down in an Army helicopter in the Iraq War's early days. On Wednesday, he backtracked.By Zach Toombs | February 4, 2015
"I want to apologize. I said I was traveling in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft ... This was a bungled attempt by me, to thank one special veteran," NBC's Brian Williams said.
One of America's best-known newsmen has been caught in a high-profile falsehood. Brian Williams apologized in Wednesday's newscast. Here's the segment from last Friday that got him in trouble.
“The story actually started with a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG,” Williams said.