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Michael Reagan: 'How Do You Trust' Brian Williams After Lie?

By    |   Thursday, 05 February 2015 01:18 PM

While NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams may not be fired from his current job for falsely claiming that the helicopter he was in during the Iraq War was shot down, it will certainly cause viewers to question his credibility, says conservative commentator Michael Reagan.
 
"Absolutely it undermines his credibility. Absolutely. I mean how do you trust what he's going to tell you?" Reagan told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum on Newsmax TV Thursday.

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Williams admitted Wednesday that a story he told during the Iraq War about a helicopter he was in being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade was not true, saying that he didn't remember the events correctly, and that he was actually in an aircraft that was about an hour behind the helicopter that was struck. 

"I would ask anybody in the military, how you mistake if you were either under fire or not under fire. I was either being shot at by RPGs or I was not being shot at by RPGs. I was either hit by an RPG or I wasn't hit by an RPG," Reagan argued.

"To figure out 11 years later, 'I was mistaken, I was really an hour behind those planes who were being shot at by RPGs and had to land in the desert.' I mean it's just silly," he said. 

"I know Brian Williams, and I know the great work he does with the military, I know the great work he does with the Medal of Honor Society, I know all these things, I've been to these events and talked to him and just lifted him up for what he does," the conservative commentator told Newsmax. 

"But how do you get caught lying like this for 11 years and then use some lame duck excuse that you now realize I was an hour behind the ones being shot at? I mean it's just so asinine," he added.

Williams' recanting of the helicopter story is now causing some to question if a story he told about seeing a corpse floating by his hotel window when he was in New Orleans covering Hurricane Katrina is also true, since the hotel he claims he was staying at was in the French Quarter, and it was not affected by the flooding.

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While NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams may not be fired from his current job for falsely claiming that the helicopter he was in during the Iraq War was shot down, it will certainly cause viewers to question his credibility, says conservative commentator Michael Reagan.
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