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Will Brian Williams Get Away With 'Misremembering' a War Story? Well, Hillary Clinton Did.

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Will NBC anchor Brian Williams survive the scandal of "misremembering"—that is, making up—a story about being aboard a helicopter hit by enemy fire in Iraq? Perhaps he won't. Then again, when's the last time before today that you thought about this?

Clinton for Emperor!

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on [March 25, 2008, that] she made a mistake when she claimed she had come under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia in 1996 while she was first lady.

In a speech in Washington and in several interviews last week Clinton described how she and her daughter, Chelsea, ran for cover under hostile fire shortly after her plane landed in Tuzla, Bosnia.

Several news outlets disputed the claim, and a video of the trip showed Clinton walking from the plane, accompanied by her daughter. They were greeted by a young girl in a small ceremony on the tarmac and there was no sign of tension or any danger.

"I did make a mistake in talking about it, you know, the last time and recently," Clinton told reporters in Pennsylvania where she was campaigning before the state's April 22 primary. She said she had a "different memory" about the landing.

In her speech, Clinton had claimed: "I remember landing under sniper fire. There was supposed to be some kind of greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles to get to our base." And with that, her political career came to an end.

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  1. Just a little window into her soul, that.

    1. Funny. When I look through it all I see is empty darkness.

      1. You’re staring for TOO LONG!

        GET AWAY FROM THERE!

    2. Just a little window into her soul, that will turn you to stone.

      http://onthespotblog.com/wp-co…..00×300.jpg

  2. I think she probably also mis-remembers how she lied to get the US involved in creating the deadly chaos that now exists in Libya and Syria.

    1. WDATPDIM?

      1. Probably none, because progressive like to be told soothing lies.

        1. And those were “smart wars,” you see. Not like those dumb wars that the other guy started.

  3. The shitstorm on Twitter is teh awsum. Maybe I just following everyone who’s PWNing Williams, but it’s HIGHlarious.

    Good times, good times.

    It’ll pass soon enough. We have narratives to support!

    1. What the fuck is a “Twitter”?

      1. Some damn com-pu-ter thingy.

        GET OFF MY LAWN!

      2. Just support the narrative and all will be well, citizen.

      3. It’s a back-asswards way of making blog comments.

      4. It’s a place where celebrities go to stroke their egos.

  4. I seem to remember that Hilary has a peculiar penchant for saying “I have no specific recollection of that” when asked embarrassing or potentially incriminating questions.

    1. She’s more “Reagen-esque” than Obama?

      1. She only feigns Alzheimers.

        1. #GrandmothersMisrememberAlot

  5. She’s ‘gotten away’ with crap which would have been front-page flames concerning anyone missing the (D) designation.
    “At this point, what difference does it make?” Can you imagine Nixon getting a pass on that? Bush I or II?
    I’m sure part of it is a result of her being a raging bitch and no one who has to deal with her on a regular basis wants to suffer the rant. But that is the traditional job of the 4th estate.

    1. I was impressed that the Washington Post ran that story/series about her bullshitting the U.S. into the Libyan mess. Won’t matter though.

      On to starting a war with Russia over Ukraine!

    2. She’s a vile, despicable human being. if,she is elected President, it will mean we have willingly elected a known war criminal for the third time,in the past four elections.

    3. “She’s ‘gotten away’ with crap which would have been front-page flames concerning anyone missing the (D) designation”

      Indeed she has – and for a very long time.

      For example recall her explanation for her receiving laundered political payoffs in the form of cattle futures trading profts as being due to her reading the Wall Street Journal.

  6. BTW, this is a gem:
    “She said she had a “different memory” about the landing.”
    Her former memory is “inoperative”!

    1. Cool!

      Do I get to play that game too? Like with the IRS?

      1. No. You’ll get 2-5 in a minimum security Federal prison plus expropriation of everything you own.

        1. Don’t forget a prolapsed colon and/or a dead family pet.

        2. Yeah, laws and things like that are for the little people.

          1. I wonder how many unconnected people would have had the inexplicable success she had in the futures market or in land deals without being investigated.

            1. Silly plebe! You ask such funny questions.

            2. Well, some really funny looking guy in Nevada made a ton on land deals. He looked like the guy in American Gothic painting. Barry Reid, Larry Reid, something like that…

              1. Richard Blum has done very well in San Francisco RE, very well indeed.
                And it had nothing to do with his wife, Diane Feinstein, holding positions where she could influence the value of properties, not at all

    2. The “NEWSPEAK-English For Proles Dictionary” translates that to “blatant lie”. Too bad the media all threw their copies in the trash.

    3. The hard drive in her head crashed and the data is not recoverable.

  7. Politicians and media talking heads lie through their teeth and often, even usually, face little to no consequences?!? When did this start?

    1. About the time fire was discovered.

    2. About 2.5 million years ago somewhere on the plains of Africa.

  8. The peasants were lied to.

    What difference, at this point, does it make?

  9. “I remember landing under sniper fire, and everyone was naked except for me. There was supposed to be some kind of greeting ceremony at the airport, but instead we just rode bicycles on the tarmac, which was tilting further and further away from our base.”

    1. “….and then the island tipped over.”

      1. Well, that’s what you get for sending all those Marines to a small island. How’s it supposed to support all that weight?

        The Democratic party is the Party of Science, after all.

  10. The reason that the Ds get away with this kind of shit is that their supporters don’t really care about the character of the people they support. The left depends on the politics of envy and grievance mongering, it appeals to the basest instincts, and thus attracts awful people. Principals not principles, remember.

  11. Dude, when Brian Williams hit fucking Omaha Beach June 6, 1944…where the fuck were YOU?

    Yeah – nowhere. That’s what I thought.

    #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

    1. And when Brian Williams was there to capture Neil Armstrong’s “One small step for a man” live, where were you?

      #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

      1. And when Brian Williams was there to cover the tragic mistreatment of Neil Armstrong’s mailbox by some punk kid, where were you?

        #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

        1. Was that fucker walking on the shoulder of the road with a microphone Brian Williams?

          #SloopyRemembers

        2. And when Brian Williams fought off the Germans at Pearl Harbor, where were you?

          1. Germans?

            1. sloopyinTEXAS|2.4.15 @ 11:21PM|#
              “Germans?”

              RUSSKIS, is tell ya!

              1. You guys have your history totally wrong. Brian Williams fought off the reds as the leader of a ragtag band of teenage guerillas who took up arms under the name “Wolverines” following the Soviet invasion of Colorado.

    2. Really – what’s worst about this whole thing is how it ruins all those great songs he wrote for the Beach Boys…

      1. OK, took me a minute or so.
        I do have a friend who lives in San Pedro, just so ya know…

    3. And when they couldn’t plant the flag on the moon, and Brian Williams drilled a hole, where where you? If you can’t, we can: Brian and Son.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5ysJ4YlIQk

  12. Clearly this calls for a Remy song based on a mock-version of Michael Jackson’s “Remember the Time…”

  13. Meanwhile, look over there, “Knuckle-dragger Rand Paul doesn’t believe in vaccination.”

    1. Somebody on the right should mockingly start posting stories about “Is Rand Paul Plagiarizing Again?” and put his quote up,after Obama’s or Hillary’s on vaccination from 2008.

    2. This. Recently, I called a local columnist on his cherry-picking of the facts to make Team Red look bad while keeping the Obamessiah (swt) and Team Blue in general blameless. He responded by shifting the goalposts.

  14. It’s kinda like how Bill Clinton made it OK to commit perjury and lie about having an affair while serving in the highest office in the United States. I mean, it’s all personal stuff, and no one should be asked those questions.

    So, when Hillary does it, people always misremember combat. War is hell. When were you in hell, buddy? Yeah! Didn’t think so.

    SO now, when Brian Williams does it, he gets an automatic pass, because of Hillary.

    Really, Brian Williams should be kissing Hillary’s sweet ass for doing the heavy lifting on that one.

    1. Kiss Hillary’s sweet ass??? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Just the thought of her with her pants down makes me throw up in my mouth a little.

  15. What political career? I note that she hasn’t even been nominated to any elective office since that 2008 lie.

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  17. You leave Brian Williams alone! He was by my side when I jumped out of a C-130, an M-1 tank strapped to my back, and I strode into al-Basra to fight one million Jaish al-Mahdi fighters and beat them all!!!!!

    1. You too ?

      1. Yeah – we must have met up somewhere about 5 Mile Market – just before we built that awesome pyramid of skulls!!!!!

        BOOYAH! WINNING!!!

  18. You see one JournoList scumbag, you’ve seen them all.

  19. After Dan Rather and this latest lying scumbag, NBC should probably just throw in the towel and quit pretending to have a news business.

    -jcr

    1. Dan Rather was (is? I haven’t watched network news in 20 years) on CBS.

      1. Oops, my bad. Haven’t paid much attention to the legacy media myself in several years.

        -jcr

    2. quit pretending to have a news business.

      I thought they already did.

  20. Here’s the perfect Hilary story: Her hometown wants to name a public toilet after her.

    What started as a discussion of capital improvement needs at the Park Ridge Park District’s Jan. 8 board meeting evolved into a discussion on whether to try to name a restroom at Hinkley Park for former Park Ridge resident Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    http://www.journal-topics.com/…..d03c6.html

    1. This gives me an idea for a product line of urinals featuring the faces of scumbag politicians. Hillary, Tricky Dick, FDR…

      -jcr

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  22. Sheldon Richman confirmed that Chris Kyle was not in Bosnia in 1996.

  23. I think we should cut Williams a little slack here. His memory lapse was no doubt a result of the trauma he experienced while being gang-raped by the Phi Kappa Psi frat at UVA.

  24. Liberals (progressives socialists communists etc…) believe in a theoretical truth not a literal one.

    “Brian Williams (could have) faced enemy fire so… its theoretical that it could have happened and since it is plausible it is more true than false.. so we can tell that narrative. Race pimps on TV play this game all of the time – just because “this time” a event is proved to be false doesn’t mean it isn’t “happening all over”. Same with Feminists with their obsession in propagating the “rape on College campus” agenda. Its the way they promote the point of view that white males are racist-sexist-bigoted-homophobe-sexual predators looking to bang any passed out chick they can find.

    Of course in any reasonable sense Brian Williams should be fired but he won’t be, because all liberal reporters/news organizations play the same game – ignore/downplay/lie about any literal truth that doesn’t fit their agenda and over state their “theoretical truth’ that has no basis in reality.

    The “poor” aren’t poor – they have Sec 8 apartments, cars, cell phones, food stamps, flat screen TVS etc…… they are just not as well off as people that work for a living… often times their standard of living EXCEEDS that of working people…however that doesn’t fit the theoretical truth of liberals.

  25. Goddamnit reason there are real news stories to focus on, like Rand Paul lying about his booster shots!

  26. See, she didn’t lie, her memory is just unreliable. After all, she is getting pretty old, and old people tend to have problems with cognition. But, no lie here, so it’s full-steam-ahead for President Hillary! in 2016.

    Are you “Resigned to Hillary!”, yet? Step remorsefully onto the bandwagon and prepare to enjoy a meal of horsemeat mixed with sawdust! It’s not what anyone wants to eat, but we’ll teach you to eat what we give you and pretend to like it!

  27. Maybe Hillary thought she got away with it, but you just wait until the 2016 election, if she runs. I actually think that she won’t because of skeletons like her Bosnia story. One or two negative events can be managed by a campaign, but she has hundreds and this Bosnia story has major legs.

    1. It would no impact whatsoever on Democrats, they’re divided between those who happily accept the lying as long as their’s are doing it and those conditioned to automatically believe every revelation about theirs is a “lie” by the opposition. Who would be impacted are many of the independents and undecideds who account for a sizable number of likely voters. As long as whoever opposes her is a lesser of two evils, it’s a good thing.

  28. The only surprise here is that the truth actually came out.

    1. They usually know great success in their concealment of the truth. Undoubtedly, that’s what’s driving them to seize control of the Internet asap.

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