Brian Williams, TV news anchor, and his mis-remembering

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Accusations mount against US anchor over war 'lie'
http://news.yahoo.com/accusations-mount-against-us-anchor-over-war-lie-203838205.html

By now, most folks in the US have probably heard about the scandal involving NBC news anchor, Brian Williams. He recently had to apologize for claiming that he was on a helicopter that had been forced down after being struck by an RPG.

Well, Williams is stepping away from the news while NBC investigates.
http://news.yahoo.com/nbcs-brian-williams-taking-himself-off-air-several-004259877--finance.html

Then again, Williams is not the only celebrity to embellish or misrepresent his or her past.
http://news.yahoo.com/brian-williams-is-not-alone--hillary-clinton--stephen-glass-and-other-famous-fabrications-200635601.html


What was he thinking? or not?
 

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What was he thinking?
"If I tell a good enough story, maybe they'll make me anchor?"

It's sorta like steroids in sports: It's wrong, but totally worth it.
 
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What's Springstein call it? "... boring stories of --- glory days."
 
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This seems to be a recurring theme with newscasters. He's hardly the first to be caught "embellishing" his first hand reporting.
 
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Stolen Valor redux, and an acknowledgment that we veterans are elites in their eyes.
 
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