NBC’s Brian Williams has exaggerated more than just his experiences in Iraq. He misreported other aspects of the War in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, Ahmadinejad’s comments about nuclear power and other incidents.
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NBC anchor lied about more than being under fire
Abdullah, tyrant who beheaded ‘sorcerers,’ was ‘force of moderation’
FAIR study: For every critic, 2 sources defended CIA abuse
Wrapping 'incidents' in a shroud of euphemism
Making ‘Torture’ Impossible When the Washington Post (12/9/14) described on the Senate Intelligence Committee report on the treatment of prisoners at CIA “black sites,” it said it documented “harsh interrogation measures,” “painful procedures” and even “seemingly arbitrary violence.” But what it didn’t say was that this treatment was “torture”—except when saying it was “deemed torture by program critics including President Obama.” And that was no accident. In a Post story (12/9/14) about the “old debate” about torture terminology, Philip Bump quotes the justification Cameron Barr (then national security editor, now national editor) gave to Brian Stelter (7/2/10) in 2010: “After […]