Brian Williams: Before You Get Too Mad About That Iraq Lie, Did You Know He Rescued a Puppy From a Burning House?

brian_williams_20110513001825Did you know that Brian Williams once rescued a puppy from a burning building? Read on.

For years, I have been telling the two other Gym Goddesses, and listeners to The Teri O’Brien Show, that not only is the assumption that television newsreaders (and yes, that’s what I called them long before Rush Limbaugh did) are the most well-informed, knowledgeable people on the planet not deserved. It’s just the opposite. The very fact that someone is a Lame Stream Media “journalist” is prima facie evidence that he or she is one of the least well-informed people you’ll ever encounter, a mediocre mental midget, who spends lot of time in the makeup chair and having his coif blow-dried, and who repeats the daily mantra of leftist pap that all his fellow tv “journalists” are serving up to the low-information audience who still wastes its time watching them. There was Dan “Fake but Accurate” Rather, and now there is NBC’s Brian Williams, forced to admit that he lied about being in a helicopter that came under fire while he was covering the war in Iraq. The New York Post is reporting that Tom Brokaw wants Williams’ “head on a platter,” which may be true, but where does NBC get off, to use a phrase recently made famous by another Obama foot-in-mouth moment, this one at Thursday’s Prayer Breakfast, getting on its high horse and expressing outrage that Williams lied? This is the network that employs Al Sharpton, for Heaven’s sake! And, some of his media colleagues, including Dan Rather, are rallying behind him. This morning when Good Moron America covered the story, the on-screen title referred to Brian William’s “mistake.” Remember: When liberal serial lying liars lie again, it’s just a “mistake,” or someone who “misspoke.”

Now, according to New York Magazine, people are questioning Brian’s reporting during Hurricane Katrina, specifically a story about looking out his hotel room and seeing a body “float by face-down” . Apparently, that story has undergone several different iterations, as described in the story. He also claimed to have seen a guy commit suicide in the Superdome, or he just heard about it. Whatever. As Hillary Clinton, another serial liar who made a “mistake” about coming under enemy fire, at this point what difference does it make? We know that Hurricane Katrina exposed George W. Bush as a malignant, patrician racist. That’s all that matters, right?

So, OK, there seems to be a pattern here of Brian embellishing his journalistic experiences, or even making stuff up, but let’s not be too hard on him. After all, as he describes in this USA Today piece from 2011, when he was a volunteer fireman, he rescued a 3-week old puppy from a burning house.

[O]n the day I became eligible, I signed up to be a volunteer firefighter in my hometown of Middletown, N.J. Fighting fires isn’t for everybody, but for me, it was the most pleasing act of volunteerism. It was tactile, tangible, and it paid huge dividends. It ties directly to your community and your neighbors.

My firehouse was a modest engine company — three engines, three garage doors and about 30 of the best men I’ve ever known. We fought all the usual fires that break out in the suburbs: brush fires, car fires, dumpsters, dryers, light fixtures — and worst of all, the occasional house, already in flames when we arrived. I remember one such house fire — the structure was fully involved with flames and smoke. I was wearing a breathing apparatus, conducting a search on my hands and knees, when I felt something warm, squishy and furry on the floor of a closet. I instinctively tucked it in my coat. When I got outside, I saw two small eyes staring up at me, and I returned the 3-week-old (and very scared) puppy to its grateful owners.

You see? A guy who does something like this rescue can’t be all bad. What? You don’t believe him? You think he made it up? As the moronic, breathtakingly ignorant millennials like to say, haters gonna hate.


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  1. the beginning of a warm, squishy and furry (fuzzy) career that had lasted til this day

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