Fact Sheet: Brian Williams

NBC Nightly Lies With Brian Williams FLATLINEgov Fact Sheet
Date Claim
March 2003 Williams claims to have been shot down in a Chinook helicopter by a rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). The story was exposed as a lie in February 2015.
February 2015 Observations during Williams’ coverage in New Orleans during September 2005’s Hurricane Katrina are called into question.
February 10, 2015 Due to his lies about Iraq, as well as false coverage during September 2005’s Hurricane Katrina, Williams is suspended for six months without pay by NBC.
February 2015 Williams is under investigation for claiming to have accompanied General George Washington during his crossing of the Delaware in December 1775.
February 2015 Williams is under investigation for claiming to have conducted a one-on-one interview with General Robert E. Lee after Gettysburg.
February 21, 2015 Williams, born in 1959, claims to have provided firsthand coverage of the Great Blizzard of 1947, which dumped 26.4″ of snow in New York City from December 25-26. The surprise storm produced snowdrifts of 10 feet and killed 77.
February 23, 2015 Williams claims he was on the HMS Beagle in March 1833 when Great Britain formally took control of the Falkland Islands.
March 12, 2015 Williams claims to have personally assisted Al Gore (D-TN) with inventing the Internet.
March 17, 2015 Williams claims to have been trapped in Pennsylvania’s Quecreek Mine in July 2002 when nine miners spent over 70 hours underground.
June 9, 2015 Williams claims to have been killed by members of the Manson Family on August 9, 1969.
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