Friday, February 6, 2015

Brian Williams Predecessor Tom Brokaw Wants Him Fired

Even the New York Post reported that Williams's immediate
predecessor as anchor, Tom Brokaw, is among those calling for his dismissal. 

"Brokaw wants Williams's head on a platter," the paper quoted an unidentified NBC source. "He is making a lot of noise that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report."

Brokaw, 74, was still the “Nightly News” anchor when Williams came back from his Iraq expedition — and  according to the New York Post, an insider said he knew the story Williams later spouted was pure fabrication.

Chris Simeone says he was the one who flew Williams that day and that Williams was lying–as does Don Helusthe pilot of the copter actually hit by the RPG. That pilot says he contacted NBC back in 2003 to dispute Williams but never received a response.

Simeone initially called out Williams on NBC’s Nightly news’ Facebook page on January 31 2015.

“Such a liar! I was the Pilot in Command of the CH-47 flying Brian Williams into Iraq during the invasion. He was on my aircraft and we were NOT shot down. That was a sister ship and a friend of mine. Brian Williams has been knowingly lying since that mission to boost his credentials. As far as the soldier, he deserved to be recognized! They were a help to us. As far as Brian Williams, he’s a fake.”

Here is the Brian Williams interview from the Late Show with David Letterman on  March 26th, 2013.  

Even Letterman Looks Like He's Having A Hard Time Believing Williams Story

LETTERMAN says, "Something happened ten years ago in Iraq, Brian.  Tell people what it was.  What happened?"

WILLIAMS:  Two of our four helicopters were hit by ground fire, including the one I was in.

LETTERMAN:  No kidding!


LETTERMAN:  What altitude were you hit at?

WILLIAMS:  We were only at a hundred feet doing a hundred forward knots because we had these massive pieces of bridge beneath us on slings.

LETTERMAN:  What happens the minute everybody realizes you've been hit?

WILLIAMS:  Uh, we figure out how to land safely, and we did.

WILLIAMS: We landed very quickly and hard, and we put down, and we were stuck.  Four birds in the middle of the desert, and we were north out ahead of the other Americans.

WILLIAMS:  So we got hit. We set down. Everyone was okay. Our captain took a Purple Heart injury to his ear in the cockpit, but we were alone.  They started distributing weapons.  We heard a noise and it was Bradley fighting vehicles and Abrams tanks coming.  They happened to spot us.  They surrounded us for three days and --

LETTERMAN:  You were on the ground, in combat --


LETTERMAN:  -- for three days.

WILLIAMS:  Unbeknownst to anyone back here.  NBC sent my wife and children to The Breakers in Florida to keep their minds off of it and keep them occupied, because no one knew where we were. We couldn't be in touch.

LETTERMAN:  I have to treat you now, uhh, with renewed respect.  That's a tremendous story.

WILLIAMS:  We got hit (chuckles), and I came away just with more respect for these men and women.



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