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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    That happens when they cannot be confirmed. Sometimes moving targets are wounded but will probably die depending on where they were hit. Chuck Mawhinney for example has 103 confirmed and 216 probable in Vietnam. It's pretty standard to have a confirmed number and a probable number.
    two guys I used to shoot competitively with were marine snipers-one knew Carlos "Whitefeather" Hathcock well. He had 93 confirmed kills. everyone who served with him notes he killed many many more NVA. shooting enemy behind enemy lines or during firelight makes confirmation difficult. In one case. CH and his spotter pinned down an NVA column in a valley and trapped the NVA there while CH and his spotter whittled down the numbers until heavier weapons could be brought to bear. few,if any of the many he whacked were "confirmed"



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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Wasn't Brian Williams saved off the top of the WTC on 9/11? I think I'm starting to remember that.
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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

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    NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated Iraq helicopter story
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    Longtime "NBC Nightly News" anchor Tom Brokaw reportedly wants his successor, Brian Williams, thrown out of the big chair after he admitted fabricating key portions of a story he repeatedly told about his reporting experience during the Iraq War in 2003.

    The New York Post, citing sources at the network, reported that Brokaw, 74, has been "making a lot of noise at NBC that a lesser journalist or producer would have been immediately fired or suspended for a false report."
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    Television producers and studio crew refer to news anchors as "the talent". There's a reason for that, which this whole story illustrates so well.
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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Inventory time.

    Our current Secretary of State once testified against the US military, and our former Secretary of State told the exact same lie of taking on fire that NBC's lead anchor just told.

    What kind of people are we listening to?

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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Inventory time.

    Our current Secretary of State once testified against the US military, and our former Secretary of State told the exact same lie of taking on fire that NBC's lead anchor just told.

    What kind of people are we listening to?
    Apparently this type of people....


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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Oh? What stories did Kyle fabricate?
    A court case found that he had to pay 1 million dollars to Jesse Ventura for saying he once knocked him out. Also, to date there is no evidence supporting his story that he once killed two men after returning from overseas who he says tried to carjack him. There might be more, but those are the ones that I read about. Still, he was a good guy from everything I have read. As for Williams, I don't know what to say about that. I guess I just don't have high expectations from journalists to begin with.

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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Well the digging has begun.
    What has been given short shrift are the soldiers that reported this years ago. If I recall correctly, just after the fabricated event, many left messages with reporters on the ground stating what actually happened. Nothing was heard from a herd of reporters. Makes a man wonder now why squat was mentioned by these journalists?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/bu...=top-news&_r=0
    By Friday, the issue had drawn a frenzy of online criticism, with other statements by Mr. Williams drawing close scrutiny. Some blogs and media outlets questioned Mr. Williams’s description of what he saw while reporting on Hurricane Katrina, during which he described seeing a body floating down the street from his hotel window in the French Quarter. At the time, some news organizations had reported that the French Quarter was not flooded.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/bu...pgtype=article

    Mr. Williams first reported on the episode when it happened in 2003, though the current controversy erupted last week after he spoke about it on air during a tribute to a retired soldier. Some veterans took to Facebook to complain, and a reporter at the military newspaper Stars and Stripes picked up the thread.
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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Apparently this type of people....


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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Well the digging has begun.
    What has been given short shrift are the soldiers that reported this years ago. If I recall correctly, just after the fabricated event, many left messages with reporters on the ground stating what actually happened. Nothing was heard from a herd of reporters. Makes a man wonder now why squat was mentioned by these journalists?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/bu...=top-news&_r=0
    By Friday, the issue had drawn a frenzy of online criticism, with other statements by Mr. Williams drawing close scrutiny. Some blogs and media outlets questioned Mr. Williams’s description of what he saw while reporting on Hurricane Katrina, during which he described seeing a body floating down the street from his hotel window in the French Quarter. At the time, some news organizations had reported that the French Quarter was not flooded.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/bu...pgtype=article

    Mr. Williams first reported on the episode when it happened in 2003, though the current controversy erupted last week after he spoke about it on air during a tribute to a retired soldier. Some veterans took to Facebook to complain, and a reporter at the military newspaper Stars and Stripes picked up the threa
    This supposedly happened over 10 years ago. Who's complaining about it now?

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    Re: NBC's Tom Brokaw reportedly wants Brian Williams fired over fabricated story

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Well the digging has begun.
    What has been given short shrift are the soldiers that reported this years ago. If I recall correctly, just after the fabricated event, many left messages with reporters on the ground stating what actually happened. Nothing was heard from a herd of reporters. Makes a man wonder now why squat was mentioned by these journalists?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/07/bu...=top-news&_r=0
    By Friday, the issue had drawn a frenzy of online criticism, with other statements by Mr. Williams drawing close scrutiny. Some blogs and media outlets questioned Mr. Williams’s description of what he saw while reporting on Hurricane Katrina, during which he described seeing a body floating down the street from his hotel window in the French Quarter. At the time, some news organizations had reported that the French Quarter was not flooded.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/06/bu...pgtype=article

    Mr. Williams first reported on the episode when it happened in 2003, though the current controversy erupted last week after he spoke about it on air during a tribute to a retired soldier. Some veterans took to Facebook to complain, and a reporter at the military newspaper Stars and Stripes picked up the thread.
    Wow. Very interesting. The NY Times is certainly taking an interest in this.
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