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Brian Williams is bad because?

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This Brian Williams brouhaha just defies all reason.

First, humans tend to embellish their stories over long periods of time.

My father went from smoking unfiltered Pall Malls to never having smoked in his life in something like 10 years. I knew better because I used to steal his Pall Malls.

Tell me you don’t know somebody whose stories have gotten better over time. It is what we humans do.

Brian Williams has conflated “shot at” to “grazed” in a dozen years. He probably believed it when he said it.

What he reads in a news broadcast has little to do with him. He may be editor and have the last word on the words he reads, but he has no control over the facts reported to him that he must convey. There are people all around him contributing to the newscast.

There is no correlation between a 12-year-old war story he told in an interview and what he reads on the nightly news.

We shouldn’t act like there is.


Written by Charles Keefer

February 11, 2015 at 2:25 am

Posted in Blog

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  1. Left you a FBook “private” message…please check it out. (Don’t have a current email for you.) Pam

    Pam Linwood

    April 8, 2015 at 3:01 pm

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