No, I’m not obsessed.
I’m outraged that an uneducated, narcissistic liar ever had the trust and power to choose what, when and how We the People were informed.
Freedom of the press is one of the great glories of our system; lying journalists put that, and all our other freedoms, in grave jeopardy, so no, I will NOT be silent about this.
That being said, I am sick to death of the smarmy jerk, so hopefully this is the LAST time I have to even think about him.
In a 2007 interview with Fairfield University Student Television, Williams recalled “Katyusha rockets passing just underneath the helicopter I was riding in” during a trip to Israel in 2006.
In fact he was nowhere near enemy fire. In a broadcast segment he filmed the day of the alleged incident, he described rocket fire as being “six miles away.”
Williams has told several stories about his experiences reporting about Hurricane Katrina from New Orleans in 2005.
Williams claimed to have seen a dead body float past the window of his hotel in the city’s French Quarter.
The French Quarter never got more than a few inches of flooding, certainly not enough for any dead bodies to “float past” his window.
Williams claimed his hotel has been ‘overrun’ with gangs.
The manager of the Ritz-Carlton where he stayed was honored by the company for her exemplary foresight and planning that had made the hotel one of the safest places to be in New Orleans.
Williams claimed he caught dysentery drinking the flood waters.
Former FEMA Director Michael Brown said, “in Hurricane Katrina, anywhere. Biloxi [Mississippi] all the way to the Texas border, I never heard of one case of dysentery.” Plus, “If you truly have dysentery, you’re not standing up in front of a camera, in front of national news people, giving a report. … If you truly have dysentery, you’re down and out.”
Williams claimed he got no medical treatment.
The Ritz-Carlton manager had set up an impromptu “MASH unit,” stocked with medicine from a nearby Walgreens and manned by more than a dozen doctors. She said there was more than enough medicine and doctors to see to him if he had truly ever been ill.