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Brian Williams: It Was My Ego That Made Me Say Things That Weren't True

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"This was clearly ego-driven."

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Ex-"NBC Nightly News" anchor Brian Williams said he told half-truths and exaggerations because of his "ego."

"I told stories that were not true. Over the years, looking back, it is very clear. I never intended to. It got mixed up. It got turned around in my mind,” Williams said in a taped interview with NBC colleague Matt Lauer aired Friday. “This came from, clearly, a bad place, a bad urge inside me. This was clearly ego-driven. The desire to better a story I was already in. That’s what I’ve been tearing apart and unpacking and analyzing.”

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