(FOXNEWS) — Brian Williams, the nation’s top-rated news anchor, has admitted fabricating a tale of being shot down in a helicopter over Iraq a dozen years ago.
Williams apologized on the air this evening, calling it a “bungled attempt” to honor a soldier and explaining that he was not in the helicopter that was hit.
Earlier, the NBC anchor told Stars & Stripes, which broke the story: “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.”
But Williams has been telling this bogus story for a long time, most recently last Friday.