Hector Correa is a 22 year army veteran and JROTC instructor. He served in Korea and Bosnia among other deployments. He is also a student in my AMERICAN FOREIGN POLICY course. fls
This is a disturbing story on how Brian Williams, an anchor man on NBC misled the American people when he falsely reported that his helicopter was shot at while he was in Iraq. This article on the attached website is from a psychiatrist’s view of what he thinks of the situation.
“I have never evaluated Brian Williams, but this question could be asked: Why wasn’t the truth about each of the stories that Williams seems to have embellished enough? What leads a man to make him look even more courageous than the courage he displayed? What leads a man to cast himself as the leading man in dramas that course through even greater dangers than the very real perils that unfolded?”
Of course the next question is what else has he lied about? This is a person who is viewed by millions of people every day and to be so irresponsible in the information he puts out should be a crime. People like this in the media carry a lot of influence and must be held accountable for their actions. The article goes on discussing the psychiatrist’s analysis on why he thinks Brian Williams did it. The psychiatrist main point is that Mr. Williams wanted to be a part of something big that he could only dream of, but probably never experience.