He said "I was in El Salvador and I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head."
Those shootings were done in secret.
And then this...
Binky, You’re right, the children of the Corn.
See, there's a difference. Williams saying he saw floating bodies from his hotel room implies that he literally saw them, as in, I'm in my room, I look out, I see a body.
And no, I'm not making excuses for O'Reilly when I say this, as I don't have any respect for Mr "tides go in tides go out" and "Christianity is not a religion", but I do not think he ever implied he was literally right there watching the nuns get shot, the same way Williams tried to imply he was literally right there watching a body float down the street.
Rather I think it was the figurative 'saw', something lived though and not directly witnessed.
Aside from that there's also the issue with long term memory that has since been proven. A group of college freshmen were asked to write down and describe where they were and what they were thinking when the Challenger disaster happened, a couple of days after the event. As seniors most of them were asked to do it again, and 40% of them didn't remember doing this before, and the differences in detail were dramatic enough that it would have been impossible for both accounts to be true.
[-7] March 7, 2015 at 9:46am
But there is evidence.
[-13] March 7, 2015 at 9:32am
Yes, but I think his point was why Fox wasn’t covering it. Fox News reports on apples and oranges all the time…why not this time?
i would say until there is evidence, there is nothing to report, when its one of your own.
Bashing Fox isn't going to ruffle my feathers any. Aside from Stossel and the occasional guest appearance by the Judge, which I can watch on FB, they love the state as much as you.
But there is evidence.
i'm trying to listen to the audio, only been able to read the transcript.
Yeah I don't care one way or the other...I don't watch any of the 24hr news channels. I don't want Bill to lose his job or anything(not that he will)...I just enjoy the truth for truths sake.
There's nothing there genius. Why report something that has no credibility. Its a concocted smoke screen to deflect the Brian Williams story.
The "truth" is classified, filtered through gatekeepers, or you have to devote your entire life focused on a miniscule aspect of it just to find out that there are more questions than answers, which I don't have the stomach for. So, I don't think you can find it anywhere other than abstract principles.
@dayton and just
"Its a concocted smoke screen to deflect the Brian Williams story."
Deflect? What is there to deflect? He was already suspended. The story is over.
Much like the Injustice Dept., any police organization, or any major business (like airlines), they won’t comment on an on going investigation of one of their own for fear of perhaps having to eat crow later, if in fact, he did lie. That hasn’t happened, so I guess Bill Maher is just full of crap!
[-2] March 7, 2015 at 9:30am
 March 7, 2015 at 9:23am
Well, that is just awful.
 March 6, 2015 at 6:50pm
It is human nature to want to be respected by your peers.
March 5, 2015 at 8:47pm
Out of 31,000 signers only 39 had qualifications in climatology.
Listen…i’m not really trying to talk about the politics of it. I’m not sure what reasonable action should be taken but the science is clear the climate is changing and we are playing a substantial part.
I have a very open mind but not so open that my brains fall out.
 March 5, 2015 at 8:35pm
[-1] March 5, 2015 at 8:34pm
Oh and the 97% came from published scientific papers…there was a 97% consensus within the papers regarding anthropogenic climate change. So, you are correct it is not 97% of “scientists” it is 97% of the studied scientific papers in the climatology field find anthropogenic climate change.
[-1] March 5, 2015 at 8:26pm
I don’t subscribe to WSJ. Surely you could find a free link for such a big story. I have to see the sources not just the headline.
[-2] March 5, 2015 at 8:12pm
“There are thousands of scientists who don’t agree that carbon dioxide is the main driver of warming.”