Tom Brokaw

Making stuff up always catches you out eventually

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Brian Williams is already suspended without pay for 6 months after being busted telling lies about his past.

But now his entire life and public comments are being unpacked…and it is being discovered that he is a real life Walter Mitty, who has spent his entire career fabricating his attendance at more events than even Kris Faafoi.

Now he is busted making up watching the Berlin Wall come down.

Yet another dubious firsthand claim by Brian Williams has come to light, this one involving one of the most significant moments in the 20th century: the demolition of the Berlin Wall in 1989.

During a forum discussion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in 2008, Williams was asked by an audience member to tell about his biggest “wow” journalistic moment.

“What was my wow … I’ve been so fortunate,” he said. “I was at the Brandenburg Gate the night the wall came down.”

The only problem, as CBS Los Angeles notes, is that Williams was assuredly not there the “night the wall came down.” The only American anchorman there to report the historic moment live was Tom Brokaw. Williams arrived the next day.

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