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Can you tell what's missing from Brian Williams' original report on the 2003 helicopter story?

Image: NBC News screen grab

The firestorm over NBC News anchor Brian Williams' apology for a "conflated" story about a military helicopter he was riding in allegedly taking fire, dominated much of social media and talk radio on Thursday.

For years, Williams has been repeating a story about a dangerous combat encounter from back in 2003.

As we now know, there is a significant difference between what Williams has been saying of late and what he originally reported more than a decade ago.

Watch the clip from the 2003 report on NBC News:

So what's missing? No discussion of Williams' own helicopter coming under fire. Back then, it was the chopper ahead of them.


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