Brian Williams' 'misremembering' is more complicated than you think

February 6, 2015 1:14 PM

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A TV newsman’s only currency — beyond his baritone delivery, his perfect hair and his plumb-square teeth — is his credibility, the presumption that when he tells you something, it’s more or less the truth.

And Brian Williams’ tale of being aboard a helicopter that was strafed by rocket-propelled grenades in 2003, when the NBC News anchor was covering the American invasion of Iraq, was, more or less, not true. He has told the story several times over the years, including last week during a tribute to a...

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