Saturday, February 7, 2015


Look--up in the sky. It's a's a's...Mark Steyn shooting down lyin' Brian Williams and his fictitious tale of airborne derring-do:
Danger is his middle name. It used to be Dan Rather's middle name, but Brian bought it at Dan's yard sale a few years back. The "rounds coming into the airframe" is also a nice touch. He knows the lingo. He's way better than Billy Crystal's creative-writing student pitching her submarine drama in Throw Momma From The Train:
'Dive! Dive!' yelled the captain through the thing. So the captain pressed a button or something...
Whereas even Williams' highly misleading apology manages to convey the impression that sure, he didn't take it in the rotor on this flight, but hell, he's seen a lot of action:
I was indeed on the Chinook behind the bird that took the RPG in the tail housing just above the ramp.
Er, no, he wasn't. But "bird", "tail housing"... That kind of swaggering vernacular is way better than the creative-writing class taking the big scary bang-bang in the thingie at the back or something.
NBC Birdman makes big oopsie. Or something.

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