Let’s Pretend Brian Williams Worked for FOX News
By now, you’ve no doubt heard that Brian Williams has admitted a massive lie about being in a military helicopter that came under attack. There have been lots of new developments in the story and if you want to catch up, Ace of Spades HQ is the place to go.
Let’s play a game. Let’s imagine for a moment that Brian Williams worked for FOX News. Do you think the tax exempt outfit known as Media Matters would be covering the story? Of course they would. But here we are over 24 hours after the story broke and what’s on their website? Bupkis.
So much for their supposed role of media watchdog.
Furthermore, if Brian Williams worked for FOX News, do you think other media professionals and so-called journalists would be defending him? Of course they wouldn’t. But they are.
National Public radio is a tax exempt favorite of liberals everywhere.
Guess how they’re addressing the story…
Brian Williams Says He Misremembered…Can That Really Happen?
After being called out this week, he apologized, saying he had misremembered. So Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson asked expert Elizabeth Loftus, a professor of psychology and social behavior at University of California Irvine School of Law, about the phenomenon of false memory.
On whether it is possible
“Absolutely. One of the things that is fascinating to me about this case is the evolution of his memory. You just played the 2013 version, but he had other versions earlier on. About two years after this 2013 incident, he appeared to be starting to remember that he witnessed another helicopter being attacked and then about two years after that he started to develop a memory that it was the one that he was in that was attacked. So, when you see how the sausage got made, it is pretty interesting.”
On how that is possible
“We can visual things, we can draw inferences of what could of happened or might have happened and sometimes those visualizations can get converted into something that feels like a genuine memory.”
“Sometimes people develop memories for things that they’ve heard other people talk about, so they kind of hijack the stories of other people, even inadvertently.”
Gee. I never thought of it that way.
Before we leave the land of pretend, I have just one more question.
What if Sarah Palin had been caught in this lie? Do you think the liberal media would be defending her and making excuses for her?
Andrew Breitbart often spoke of the “Democrat Media Complex.”
This is it, folks.
You’re seeing it in action right now.