Remember that time Brian Williams was shot down in a helicopter in Iraq? Turns out Brian Williams doesn’t remember it either. The NBC Nightly News anchor has apologized for fabricating a tale of being forced down by enemy fire in a helicopter over Iraq a dozen years ago, after soldiers who were there have come forward saying he was never even ON the helicopter.
Williams apologized on the air Wednesday evening, saying: “I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago. I would not have chosen to make this mistake. I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.” Huh? How does one MISTAKE being in a helicopter crash?
Twitter, of course, is having a ball with the story, with the hashtag #BrianWilliamsMisremembers trending and memes popping up of OTHER things Brian Williams “misremembered.”