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Will Brian Williams Survive His Helicopter Scandal?


On Wednesday evening, NBC anchor Brian Williams apologized for his claim that he was on board a helicopter that was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade in Iraq. The lie came to light after NBC Nightly News aired a segment where Williams took a soldier to a New York Rangers game. The soldier, US Army Command Sergeant Major Tim Terpak, was credited with being “‘responsible for the safety of Brian Williams and his NBC News team after their Chinook helicopter was hit and crippled by enemy fire’ during the invasion of Iraq,” according to theĀ New York Times. When the segment was posted to Facebook, Lance Reynolds, who served as the helicopter’s flight engineer, posted the comment: “Sorry dude, I don’t remember you being on my aircraft.”
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