Fail of the Day: Brian Williams Misremembers Helicopter Story, Twitter Responds By Meme-Shaming Him

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Remember that time Brian Williams was shot down in a helicopter in Iraq?

Well now neither does Williams, and he is apologizing publicly for the erroneous story which he has been telling for years after being called out by some of the troops who actually were in the attack.

Sorry dude, I don't remember you being on my aircraft, said Lance Reynolds on Facebook. I do remember you walking up about an hour after we had landed to ask me what had happened.

He brought up the story in a news segment Friday about a tribute to a retired soldier at a New York Rangers game.

But crew members told the military news site Stars & Stripes that this never happened, and Williams issued a retraction.

I made a mistake in recalling the events of 12 years ago, Williams said on NBC Nightly News Wednesday. I want to apologize.

The soldiers of the 159th Aviation Regiments Chinook which was actually shot down claim Williams was in a helicopter that arrived an hour later.

I don't know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another. Williams said.

He later elaborated and apologized further in a Facebook comment:

You are absolutely right and I was wrong. In fact, I spent much of the weekend thinking I'd gone crazy. I feel terrible about making this mistake, especially since I found my OWN WRITING about the incident from back in '08, and I was indeed on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG in the tail housing just above the ramp.

Now people on Twitter have started a hashtag to shame him called #BrianWilliamsMisremembers, in which he claims he was part of some other major historical events.
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Haters of the Day: Musicians Read Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Jimmy Kimmel has released his latest batch of mean tweets as another all-music edition just in time for the 2015 Grammy Awards on Sunday.

In this new video, Wiz Khalifa finds out he looks like “a homeless woman,” Drake finds out he looks like Lord Voldemort and Haim takes their hate mail as a compliment.

The bit also includes – among others – Sam Smith, Lady Gaga, Britney Spears, Ariana Grande, Katy Perry and 5 Seconds Of Summer.

CNN Wanted to Start a Roundtable Discussion About Cops and Public Relations. Let's See How Poorly That Went.

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New York Jets Player Eric Decker Asks Fans Why They Love the Jets, Things Get Hilariously Sad

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Robin Thicke Asked for an Open Twitter Forum With #AskThicke. Predictably, This Did Not Turn Out the Way He Wanted.

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The perpetually predatory and lyrically questionable Robin Thicke attempted to gain buzz for his new single Paula (totally not a song about trying to force himself back into a dead relationship, BTW) by asking Twitter to send him questions via the #AskThicke hashtag. Unsurprisingly, people used the hashtag to lob any and all number of pot shots at the pop crooner. Like these:



But really, let's get to the heart of the matter:

A British Rapper Got a Hashtag Tattooed on His Face for Probably the Lamest Reason Ever

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That would be Dappy, showing off his hashtag tattoo (hashtat?) in a selfie he recently shared. He picked up the ink to be "trending forever," though nothing Dappy-related has popped up on Twitter's list of hot topics.

The best part? Dappy is best known for his song "No Regrets." We'll see how that turns out.

#AfterSex is the New Eyeroll-Inducing Instagram Trend

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