NBC Internal Investigation Reportedly Finds Another Brian Williams Embellishment
A report tonight on the ongoing saga of Brian Williams reveals that NBC News discovered yet another embellishment of his, in the midst of its internal investigation into the many embellishments (Update- a total of 11 now) Williams made publicly.
According to The New York Times, the NBC inquiry found Williams exaggerated his experience covering events in Tahrir Square during the Arab Spring in Egypt four years ago.
The Times does not have much detail on what NBC learned, but recounts how Williams told Jon Stewart, in the days after he covered the protests, he was right in Tahrir Square and “actually made eye contact with the man on the lead horse.” He told Stewart he witnessed the pro-government forces on horseback whipping and beating people.
But, as the Times explains, there’s a little problem with that:
The NBC News report on the clash between the protesters said that Mr. Williams was reporting “from a balcony overlooking Tahrir Square,” rather than from inside the square itself, a description that matches footage that was broadcast, and that he repeated in an interview with The New York Times last year.
Williams, of course, was suspended from NBC News for six months after revelations he embellished multiple stories, including one about his time in a helicopter over Iraq, a similar incident over Lebanon, and several others.
You can watch the aforementioned Daily Show interview here, via Comedy Central:
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