NBC's Brian Williams Drops Claims To Have Been Personally Beheaded by Al Qaeda
NEW YORK — NBC news anchor Brian Williams has publicly dropped his claim that he was personally beheaded by al Qaeda in Iraq, saying he had misremembered the event.
Williams — known as 'The Most Trusted NBC Nightly News Anchor in America' — has admitted he "was never captured by al Qaeda in Iraq in May 2004, nor murdered by AQI leader Abu Musab al Zarqawi" in a notorious propaganda video.
Though Williams had been making the claim for more than a decade, it had not received any scrutiny until a recent comment he made on the execution of Jordanian pilot Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh.
During an evening broadcast last week, Williams said, "I can image what [Kaseasbeh] went through, because I remember when I had my head sawn off in Fallujah by al Qaeda [in Iraq], and how horrible that was."
Critics have charged Williams with appropriating the story of former hostage Nick Berg, pointing out that Williams was nowhere near Iraq on that date, and was in Washington D.C. accepting an honorary degree from a…
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