Tuesday, February 10, 2015

This whole Brian Williams business (not this Brian Williams, although he might have his own stories to tell) has a lot of tongues wagging. If he was “lying” about some of his experiences — being in a helicopter in Afghanistan that was shot down, seeing a body floating on the water in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — how can we trust him on other subjects?


But not so fast. Maybe his misremembering isn’t an overt decision to deceive. Maybe it’s just a false memory. Happens all the time, it seems. If that’s truly the way he remembers things, who’s to say Williams is totally wrong? Couldn’t he just be a little wrong?

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