Obviously a renowned newsreader can identify the make of rockets whizzing past his helicopter. At this point it probably makes sense to try and identify something truthful this clown has said and work from there.
In a 2007 interview, Williams recalled riding on an Israeli military helicopter that was flying just above rockets fired by Hezbollah as they were passing over northern Israel, according to The Washington Post.
“There were Katyusha rockets passing just underneath the helicopter I was riding in,” he told Fairfield University student reporter Emily Fitzmaurice.
But he never disclosed that close brush with Hezbollah fire in an NBC News blog post he penned in July 2006.
In that account, he was riding along with a “a high-ranking general in the Israeli Defense Forces” at 1,500 feet, and the rocket fire was happening on the ground below.
“They’re having some shelling right now,” the pilot tells me. “They landed about 30 seconds ago.”
Williams wrote that he looked out his window and saw “smoke and dust” where the rockets landed.
“Then,” he said, “I noticed something out the window. From a distance of six miles, I witnessed a rocket launch. A rising trail of smoke, then a second rocket launch, an orange flash and more smoke — as a rocket heads off toward Israel.”
Williams never claims the weapons were “just beneath” his aircraft, as he did in the later interview.
Kind of surprised he hasn’t been awarded multiple Purple Hearts by now. Meanwhile, speculation on who’ll replace this idiot is heating up.
The short list has been drawn up should the internal investigation find Brian Williams needs to be replaced.
The list, which includes Lester Holt, Carl Quintanilla and Willie Geist, leans heavily on younger talent at the Peacock Network.
“They’re going to need to replace him with someone who has at least 15 years left [in his or her career],” one 30 Rock insider told The Post.
The move would appear to rule out Matt Lauer who, at 57, seems destined to remain on “Today.”
We guess this also eliminates Katie Couric.