Yesterday, the FTVLive Intern posted a story about how Brian Williams claimed that after Navy SEAL Bin Laden raid, a white envelope showed up on his desk at 30 Rock. He said inside was a piece of the fuselage of the blown-up chopper sent by one of his 'friends'.
Talking Points Memo writes that during three separate appearances on CBS' "The Late Show With David Letterman" in recent years, the NBC News anchor claimed that in 2003 he flew on a helicopter with SEAL Team 6, which later carried out the mission to kill bin Laden.
However, a former SEAL told the Huffington Post in an article published on Thursday that Williams stories about flying with the team and his relationship with its members are highly unlikely.
"My initial reaction is it sounds completely preposterous. There's a healthy dislike towards embedded journalists within the SEAL community," Brandon Webb, a former SEAL sniper, told the Huffington Post.
Let's get back to that piece of the fuselage of the blown-up chopper for a minute.
So, let's look at how this went down.
The Navy SEAL's are carrying on a highly dangerous top secret mission to get Bin Laden. One of their choppers crashes as they are landing in the compound.
Yet, they are still able to carry out the raid, get in a fire fight, kill Bin Laden, grab a mountain of evidence and head back to the "good" chopper that can still fly.
The team is loading the chopper with Bin Laden's body and other evidence, while setting the charges, to blow up the down chopper.
Instead of getting the hell out, the SEAL's decide to back off wait for the Chopper to blow up and then waste time and risk their lives to go back and get a few pieces of the blown up chopper to send to their good "friend" Brian Williams.
Really? "Preposterous" might be an understated word in this case.