Brian Williams was mercilessly mocked on Twitter after the “NBC Nightly News” anchor admitted he was not aboard a U.S. Air Force helicopter that was hit by two rockets and grounded during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as he had previously claimed.
In an interview with Stars & Stripes, Williams apologized, saying he had “misremembered” what happened.
Twitter users jumped at the rare opportunity to mock the longtime newsman, many using the hashtag #BrianWilliamsMisremembers.
Williams reiterated his skewed version of events on the air last week during a report about a tribute for retired Command Sgt. Maj. Tim Terpak at a New York Rangers game, where the NBC anchor was reunited with the soldier who “saved” his life.
SOURCE: Dylan Stableford