Stolen Valor.

Brian Williams apologized today for recently saying he was on a helicopter in Iraq which was shot down. He said he misremembered or flubbed a story that hadn’t actually occurred from 12 years before. But here’s the thing, he’s told the story many times before including on David Letterman. It starts about 2:40 into the video. It’s horrifying how easily and fluently the man lied about his “war story.”

“I would not have chosen to make this mistake,” Williams said. “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”

Wait. Let’s be clear. You told a war story about taking on fire and now you’re admitting it’s total BS. And now you want us to think you “conflated” one aircraft with another? How stupid do you think America is?

Wow. Just wow. If I’m on an aircraft that’s taking fire and I hear that another aircraft took on fire, I’m going to remember pretty darn clearly that I was not on the one taking fire.