With people now looking into the Brian Williams matter, it was foreseeable that the earlier Hillary Clinton story would percolate up. A Washington Times piece begins:
One rainy evening, three people walked into a bar and sat down. One was grim, another solemn, while the sole woman among them was absolutely giddy. The bartender poured a few shots of whiskey and said to the trio, “Why so grim, so solemn, so giddy?”
The grim man with squinty eyes and a huge forehead went first. “My life is over. I ‘conflated’ a couple of war stories, said I was aboard a helicopter in Iraq that got shot down when I wasn’t. Now, everything I’ve worked for my whole life is gone.”
** At the end of a story in The Independent:
In 2008, Hillary Clinton famously spoke of landing at an airport in Bosnia during the Balkan War and coming under sniper fire.
“We just ran with our heads down to get into the vehicles,” she said in one speech. The story was quickly debunked by other witnesses. Mrs Clinton said she had “different memory” of what had transpired.
The current substitute for Williams is Lester Holt, who has an undergrad degree in government from California State University in Sacramento.