That’s the face of a man who thinks he’s so much smarter than you poor miserable mouth-breathers that you don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of ever figuring out that he’s lying to your faces.
And if, from the comfort of your mother’s basement, or the trailer park, one of you did manage, after endless bumbling and stumbling about (drunkenly, probably) and an healthy dose of luck, to figure it out…Well, hey, he’s got no worries because his friends in the media will circle the wagons (here and here) to fend off any attacks from Right Wing Nutjobs. Or Teabaggers. Or both.
So the next time you sit down for the evening news, keep in mind what your betters in the media think of you and the other troglodytes watching.
Brian Williams has apologized for making a grievous “mistake” in which he remembered and repeated, over the course of, what, 11 or 12 years, an event that never happened.
As he “remembered” it:
“The story actually started with a terrible moment a dozen years back during the invasion of Iraq when the helicopter we were traveling in was forced down after being hit by an RPG,” Williams said on the broadcast. “Our traveling NBC News team was rescued, surrounded and kept alive by an armor mechanized platoon from the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry.”
So, yeah. That never happened.
What did happen, you might wonder, for Williams to misremember it so badly?
Williams and his camera crew were actually aboard a Chinook in a formation that was about an hour behind the three helicopters [that had previously come] under fire, according to crew member interviews.
[William’s] Chinook took no fire and landed later beside the damaged helicopter due to an impending sandstorm from the Iraqi desert, according to Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Miller, who was the flight engineer on the aircraft that carried the journalists.
“No, we never came under direct enemy fire to the aircraft,” he said Wednesday.
So nothing. The entire story is a product of William’s imagination.
During his explanation, Williams said, “I would not have chosen to make this mistake. I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”
Wow, I guess somebody needs to see a neurologist to figure out what’s going on in that brain of his! Or a psychiatrist.
Pfft! Let me clear things up for you, Brian. This thing called “lying” caused your mistake. Lying is when you say something you know to be false. You lied to make yourself seem heroic and more important. Also, don’t think you’ve apologized for lying; for an apology to be sincere, there needs to be some sort of indication that the person doing the apologizing recognizes his own wrongdoing on some level. I’m not seeing that here.
Read the whole story at Stars and Stripes.
Update: Also fabricated? Makes you wonder, doesn’t it.
Oh, hey, look at me…I’m reblogging my own post. What will it take for this Administration to recognize that we need to fight? I mean really fight, like our children’s lives are on the line. When they burn an American hostage alive? When our daughters and granddaughters are wearing burqas? When they’re crucifying, beheading and burning people alive on the streets of our cities? Do you think it can never happen here? If you do, you are wrong.
Originally posted on it's only words:
Still, if you will not fight for the right when you can easily win without bloodshed;
If you will not fight when your victory will be sure and not too costly;
You may come to the moment when you will have to fight with all the odds against you and only a precarious chance of survival.
There may even be a worse case. You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory, because it is better to perish than live as slaves.
“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
Near a shady wall a rose once grew,
Budded and blossomed in God’s free light,
Watered and fed by the morning dew,
Shedding it’s sweetness day and night.
As it grew and blossomed fair and tall,
Slowly rising to loftier height,
It came to a crevice in the wall
Through which there shone a beam of light.
Onward it crept with added strength
With never a thought of fear or pride,
It followed the light through the crevice’s length
And unfolded itself on the other side.
The light, the dew, the broadening view
Were found the same as they were before,
And it lost itself in beauties new,
Breathing it’s fragrance more and more.
Shall claim of death cause us to grieve
And make our courage faint and fall?
Nay! Let us faith and hope receive–
The rose still grows beyond the wall,
Scattering fragrance far and wide
Just as it did in days of yore,
Just as it did on the other side,
Just as it will forever-more.
Hello, Radical Feminist. I hear you whining about the Republican War on Women™. You want a war on women? Oh, Honey, let me show you real war on women, and it sure as hell ain’t coming from the GOP.
Just a few cool dudes chatting about sex slaves on Facebook…
Abou Jjihad: “350 dollars for the Yazidi girl in Mosul if you want LOL”
Abu Selefie: “I heard there were slaves in Raqqa is it true?”
Abde-Rahman: “I saw it was around 180 dollars per slave LOL”
Abou Muhammad: “You have revived a tradition”
Abou Jihad: “Yes I heard brothers say there are some in Raqq
a as well” […] “180 dollars must be [the price] for the ugly ones”
Abde-Rahman: “LOL I am laughing so hard”
Shinobi: “LOL And how much is it in spare parts? Check and see if you can get kidneys or livers there is demand.”
LOL! Nothing’s funnier than talking about harvesting organs from live slaves, amiright?
Dawla: “What are the slaves for? Is it like your wife but without a marriage contract?”
Amine: “If they become Muslim are they freed?”
Abou Jihad: “It’s not really like your wife, they can be used for intercourse [the writer uses a vulgar French expression for sex], you make her work in the house, and you send her to work at your parents’, stuff like that.”
Cara: “If she becomes Muslims it seems to me that you don’t have to free her. It’s obligatory if you have a child with her…”
Dawla: “You can have children with her?”
Cara: ” Yes but [then] she would then be free.”
Abou Jihad: “It’s the child that is free, not the woman (if she is not Muslim)”
Mehdi: “Personally does not sound appetizing”
“I prefer my future wife rather than a dirty slave.”
Dawla:” So you can be intimate with her without a marriage contract? And you can have more than one?”
Abou Jihad: “Yes […] they are idolaters, so it’s normal that they are slaves, in Mosul they are closed in a room and cry, and one of them committed suicide LOL and Yes I have 350 dollars LOL”
Abou Selma: “And what if the slave refuses the intercourse? And what if your wife refuses to let you have intercourse with the slave?
Mehdi: ” Wow those are good questions…”
Dawla: “Women are so jealous, they will never agree”
Abou Jihad: ” A woman that stays at your house and that doesn’t want you, after a while she will crack, she will have to have sex with you. And also the slaves are scared of the mujahidin so they feel that they have to LOL”
Abou Selma: “Second question: what if your wife refuses?”
Abou Jihad: “She can’t refuse
“It’s a tradition”
Mouhamad: “I have 3500 dollars to spare, I am going to buy 10, who wants one?”
Oh, wait…did I say nothing was funnier than talking about harvesting organs from live slaves? I was wrong! Because suicide, LOL!
Head over to MEMRI for screen caps. Then decide where you want to expend your feminist outrage.
H/T to my good friend, Jimmie Bise.