Famed NBC newsman, Brian Williams, went on an apology tour this week after a story he has told repeatedly involving a shot-down helicopter in Iraq was exposed as a lie. Williams cites faulty memory.
Can someone misremember an experience as traumatic and searing as being in a helicopter in a war zone that was shot down?
In light of Williams' apology, our friends at Ranker have put together a poll asking you who you think the most trustworthy celebrities in the world are. Cast your vote below!
Elizabeth F. Loftus, Professor of Social Ecology, and Professor of Law, and Cognitive Science at UC Irvine. She is a cognitive psychologist and an expert on human memory.
Dan Ariely, Professor of Business at Duke and behavioral economist. He is the author of numerous books, including “The Honest Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone--Especially Ourselves” (Harper Perennial, 2013)