The three examples below are easily verified . How ironic that this week Brian Williams and Hillary Clinton are leading the charge against Fake News. UnityThroughSolutions has a different name for FakeNews… lies.
Brian Williams admits creating Fake News
By Rachel Brody | Associate Editor Feb. 5, 2015, at 2:40 p.m.
The three examples below are easily verified . How ironic that this week Brian Williams and Hillary Clinton are leading the charge against Fake News.
NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was forced to publicly apologize for repeatedly lying about a 2003 trip to Iraq, in which he claimed to have been aboard a helicopter that was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade. “I was instead in the following aircraft,” Williams said on NBC Wednesday night. “This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran, and by extension, our brave military men, and women.”
Crew members on the helicopter that actually suffered the hit 12 years ago discredited Williams’ lie, which the news anchor told most recently while covering a military tribute at a New York Rangers game on Friday. Speaking to Stars and Stripes, crew members saidWilliams was actually about an hour behind the three-helicopter formation that came under fire. “It was something personal for us that was kind of life-changing for me. I know how lucky I was to survive it,” said Lance Reynolds, the flight engineer whose aircraft was hit by two RPGs. “It felt like a personal experience that someone else wanted to participate in and didn’t deserve to participate in.”
David Zurawik at the Baltimore Sun called the situation “a nightmare” for NBC. “How could you expect anyone who served in the military to ever see this guy on screen again and not feel contempt?” he wrote. “How could you expect anyone to believe he or the broadcast he leads has any credibility?”
With his reputation, not to mention his job, at stake, why lie in the first place? Easy, saidJohn Hinderaker at Powerline: “Williams used the story to burnish his credentials as a reporter; as a war correspondent; as a man.” But Hinderaker went further, saying Williams’ lie grew out of “liberal guilt.” He reasoned that “Williams’s emotional need to portray himself (in his own mind, not just to outsiders) as someone who braved dangers, was shot at and nearly killed, was part of how he assuaged the guilt that came packaged with the hundreds of millions of dollars he has earned for doing, really, not much.”
Hillary Clinton Makes “Fake News”
updated 7:59 p.m. EDT, Tue March 25, 2008
(CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton said she “misspoke” last week when she gave a dramatic description of her arrival in Bosnia 12 years ago, recounting a landing under sniper fire.
Clinton was responding to a question Monday from the Philadelphia Daily News’ editorial board about video footage of the event that contradicted her assertion that her group “ran with our heads down” from the plane to avoid sniper fire at the Tuzla Air Base.
Tommy Vietor, a spokesman for rival Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign, said the Bosnia claim was part of “a growing list of instances in which Sen. Clinton has exaggerated her role in foreign and domestic policymaking.”
“I say a lot of things — millions of words a day — so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement,” she said.
In a radio interview that aired Tuesday, Clinton said she wasn’t worried about the incident hurting her credibility.
Al Sharpton creates “FakeNews”
Updated 4:29 PM ET, Wed November 19, 2014
(CNN)Civil rights leader Al Sharpton sharply denounced an extensive New York Times report that he and his companies are subject to $4.5 million in current state and federal tax liens.