Well, as the furor over whether NBC anchor Brian Williams will – or even should – return to the air mounts, Judicial Watch is reporting on another NBC scandal they exposed just days before the Brian Williams debacle.
“A few days ago Williams stepped down in shame after being exposed by the military newspaper Stars and Stripes for lying about his aircraft, a Chinook, being forced down by enemy ground fire during a report on the Iraq war… When the military paper blew the scandal wide open, Williams was forced to admit that he was not aboard the Chinook that got struck by hostile fire but rather a flight from Kuwait that was nowhere near the conflict and experienced no problems. “
“The original plan—Williams apologizes, takes himself off the air for a few days, schmoozes with Letterman, and slides back into his job—has crumbled,” wrote commentator Howard Kurtz.
Just days before the Williams story exploded, Judicial Watch delivered NBC another black eye involving another network big shot, David Gregory.
“Gregory was ousted by NBC a few months ago, but for six years he hosted the popular political show Meet the Press. During a 2012 interview with the National Rifle Association (NRA), Gregory committed a serious gun law violation by exhibiting a 30-bullet gun magazine on the air. The stunt took place in Washington D.C. where it’s illegal to possess high-capacity magazines.”