Brian Williams Admits to Lying For Years About Being Under Fire in Iraq

Adam Weinstein · 02/04/15 05:25PM

Since visiting Iraq in 2003, NBC and its star news anchor, Brian Williams, have maintained that Williams was aboard a Chinook helicopter when it was hit and grounded by enemy fire over Baghdad. But after repeating the claim last week, Williams was forced by contrary reports from the helo's crew to completely recant his story today.

No. 3 GOP House Member: Sure, I Spoke at That White Supremacist Rally

Adam Weinstein · 12/29/14 05:00PM

Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), a rising star in the national Republican Party, confirmed reports Monday on the neo-Nazi website Stormfront that he had presented at a 2002 white supremacist conference organized by KKK bigwig and ex-Republican legislator David Duke.

The Washington Post Has Your Correction of the Week

Adam Weinstein · 09/24/14 10:42AM

Yesterday, the Washington Post published an op-ed by a former FBI official who argued, as the headline puts it, that "Apple and Google's new encryption rules will make law enforcement's job much harder." Today, it added an editor's note that suggested precisely the opposite.