Thursday, February 12, 2015

My Brian Williams Moments

NBC anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay for six months for exaggerating an experience in 2003 during the Iraq war. He seemed to have reported it correctly at the time, but his story changed with time - I think this was just a memory drift - news people have to process lots of information that they don't need to remember the next day and that can cause our memories to change - the act of remembering something is always just a reconstruction, not a perfect image of a past event. I'm looking at some photos from a tornado I covered in 1996. Couldn't remember the rescued cat at all! Arthur tornado

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