Man, we thought this Brian Williams thing was kind of an isolated incident, some sort of mistake that got out of hand.
But it looks like embellishment may be a real problem for the NBC Nightly News anchor — or should we say former?
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Williams was suspended for six months following the revelation that his story of being shot at while riding in a helicopter during the Iraq War was untrue.
But that wasn't the only measure NBC took. They also launched an inquiry to make sure no other falsehoods would bite their newsman in the butt.
Unfortunately, it looks like it's going to be a feeding frenzy on dat ass.
The investigation turned up eleven separate instances where Williams exaggerated or just plain made up details of his reporting career.
Not every incident was disclosed, but one previously unknown story involves Williams' appearance on The Daily Show in February 2011.
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Apparently he told Jon Stewart that during the Arab Spring uprising in Cairo's Tahrir Square, he saw men on horseback beating protesters and "actually made eye contact with the man on the lead horse."
Now it appears he was never even in the square at all!
These findings make it unlikely that the reporter will ever be allowed to return to the desk at NBC.
[Image via NBC.]
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