Fail of the Day: Brian Williams Misremembers Helicopter Story, Twitter Responds By Meme-Shaming Him

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Remember that time Brian Williams was shot down in a helicopter in Iraq?

Well now neither does Williams, and he is apologizing publicly for the erroneous story which he has been telling for years after being called out by some of the troops who actually were in the attack.

Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft, said Lance Reynolds on Facebook. I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me what had happened.

He brought up the story in a news segment Friday about a tribute to a retired soldier at a New York Rangers game.

But crew members told the military news site Stars & Stripes that this never happened, and Williams issued a retraction.

I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago, Williams said on NBC Nightly News Wednesday. I want to apologize.

The soldiers of the 159th Aviation Regiments Chinook which was actually shot down claim Williams was in a helicopter that arrived an hour later.

I don't know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another. Williams said.

He later elaborated and apologized further in a Facebook comment:

You are absolutely right and I was wrong. In fact, I spent much of the weekend thinking I'd gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake, especially since I found my OWN WRITING about the incident from back in '08, and I was indeed on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG in the tail housing just above the ramp.

Now people on Twitter have started a hashtag to shame him called #BrianWilliamsMisremembers, in which he claims he was part of some other major historical events.
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Haters of the Day: Musicians Read Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Jimmy Kimmel has released his latest batch of mean tweets as another all-music edition just in time for the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday.

In this new video, Wiz Khalifa finds out he looks like “a homeless woman,” Drake finds out he looks like Lord Voldemort and Haim takes their hate mail as a compliment.

The bit also includes – among others – Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and 5 Seconds Of Summer.

A Great Crime Has Been Committed Against Hashtags Today

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CNN Wanted to Start a Roundtable Discussion About Cops and Public Relations. Let's See How Poorly That Went.

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Nobody Bothered to Double Check This Hashtag

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Does Your Level 12 Wizard Need Some New Spells? Don't Use Any of the Ones in This Hashtag.

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Check out more of the terrible-awesome spell designs here!

Jimmy Fallon Celebrates the Holidays With the #MyFamilyisWeird Hashtag

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