Is NBC News Anchor Brian Williams Having Memory Issues?
Williams said he was not on a helicopter when it was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade as he previously reported. He was in a helicopter following the wounded aircraft. Technically, Williams did tell the truth. He was in another helicopter, but it was not right behind the aircraft that was hit. His helicopter arrived on the scene an hour later.
Torchin stated that, the credibility issue now is the way Williams phrased the apology. He made it sound like he was right behind the wounded helicopter, but he was an hour away when it happened. For some reason, Williams felt the needed to be closer to the incident than he was. Some viewers say Williams might be experiencing memory-loss issues. He may have forgotten the fact that all people needed to hear was he was close enough to report the story in the first place.