Gotnews.com has confirmed that embattled NBC anchor Brian Williams’s replacement, Lester Holt, has also exaggerated his past exploits.
In an October 2006 blog post for NBC News Holt described conquering his fear of snakes and how he wasn’t afraid of doing dangerous things.
“I am not a whimp [sic]. I have done stories dangling 90 floors above Chicago in a window-washing rig on the Sears Tower. I have pulled 9-Gs and done loops and rolls with the Thunderbirds and Blue Angles. Heck, I had bombs falling around me in Lebanon a few months ago,” Holt wrote.
In fact, Holt did not do 9-Gs with the Blue Angels. Nor did he have bombs falling all around him in Lebanon.
We know this from Holt’s own reporting where he says he only did 7-Gs.
Holt claimed to have bombs falling around me in Lebanon but his own reporting shows that isn’t true.
The revelation of yet more dishonesty on the part of NBC Nightly News shows that Williams may not be the only one who has a problem with the truth.
NBC did not return repeated requests for comment.