The Daily Scoop: 2-6-2015
Brian Williams apologizes for error in recalling Iraq War experience
NBC News anchor Brian Williams is coming under fire for what’s being called a “mistake” he made about coming under real fire in 2003 during the invasion in Iraq.
Williams spoke of the 2003 incident while honoring a Retired Command Sergeant Major at the Rangers game Friday.
Fans gave the soldier a standing ovation. But the problem is that Williams’ helicopter wasn’t hit, the one he was following was.
On Wednesday night, he apologized to his viewers on Nightly News:
“I want to apologize. I said I was in an aircraft that was hit by RPG fire. I was instead in a following aircraft. We all landed after the ground fire incident and spend two harrowing nights in a sand storm in the Iraq desert. This was a bungled attempt by me to thank one special veteran and by extension our brave military men and women, veterans everywhere, those who have served, while I did not. I hope they know they have my greatest respect and also now my apologies.”
Williams’ apology was prompted by a story in Stars and Stripes in which crew members on the helicopter that was hit said Williams was nowhere near it.
The story says Williams and his camera crew were actually aboard a chopper that was about an hour behind the three helicopters that came under fire.
Will Peterson play again?
Will he or will he not play again?
Minnesota Vikings Runningback Adrian Peterson is back in the spotlight as he heads to a federal courtroom in an attempt to get back on the field.
The lawsuit filed on Peterson’s behalf is set to be heard in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis.
The NFL players association filed the suit in December after an appeals judge upheld Peterson’s suspension.
The NFLPA argued the decision was quote unfair and biased.
Peterson is accused of abusing his son through harsh disciplinary measures.
He is currently suspended from the league through at least April 15th.
Radio Shack files for bankruptcy
Say goodbye to Radio Shack. The long-time electronics retailer filed its long-anticipated bankruptcy papers after markets closed Thursday.
In the chapter 11 filing, Radio shack says it will sell up to 2,400 stores.
Radio shack was once the go-to location for home electronic needs for the American consumer – but that changed when customers started shopping online and at big box stores.
The bankruptcy plan calls for an agreement with Sprint and Standard General to take over up to nearly 1,800 Radio Shack locations.
The remaining stores would be closed.