Brian Williams: I Performed the First Heart Transplant

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NBC – Reports have recently surfaced that NBC news anchor, Brian Williams, claimed to have performed the first heart transplant in 1967.  In a broadcast in 2001 about then Vice President Dick Cheney’s heart, he claimed, “Not only was I there during the first heart transplantation, I performed it.”

Christiaan Barnard‘s estate has sued the NBC and the nightly news anchor for false claims. They wish to set the record straight that Dr. Barnard was the actual surgeon and that Brian Williams does not have a medical degree.

“Well truth-be-told I didn’t actually perform the operation,” Brian Williams clarified Tuesday amid controversy.  “I was first assistant to Dr. Barnard.”

When this claim was also challenged Brian Williams further clarified.  “Okay, I wasn’t actually first assistant, I just came up with the whole idea, wrote it all down, and gave step by step instructions to Christiaan.”

This final claim could not be verified but some sources are skeptical and think the famous photo shown above was in fact photoshopped.

“I don’t think they had color photography in 1967,” photo expert Jon Rassmusen told GomerBlog.  “Plus wouldn’t he have blood all over his hands?”

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    John Daicopoulos

    while being shot at in a helicopter.

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    Josh Conroy

    Alex Nesbitt

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    Jennifer Spivey

    Jack Myers

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    Jennifer Spivey

    Jack Myers

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    Janet Bailiff

    ….I don’t believe Brian Williams beheaded anyone!…even beheading is forgiven by God if the person truly repents .

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    Lawrence Backus

    Maybe you’d be in favor of forgiving ISIL too?

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    Lawrence Backus

    I knew that!

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    Lisa Huculak Rosenberg

    Lawrence Backus

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    Eileen Left

    Didn’t he invent the Internet too?

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    Sarah Kohrmann

    The original post was a few days ago

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    Lora Ann Cullipher

    Well, he performed the first heart transplant when we was an 8-year old which makes him even more of a prodigy.

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    Jim Schmidt

    I was helping norm shumway anastomose the atria in my chinook salmon

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    Heath Goeckner

    Now he says he did it blind folded.

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    Angela Mohar Moreton

    Ha ha!!

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    Tammy Allen

    You’re a few days late on this one. Too busy posting one of the hundreds of vax stories to squeeze this in?

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    Rebecca Bakkestuen

    Matthew Bakkestuen

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    Eve Marion

    Funny!

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    Carol Siegfried

    Let’s all get together and tar and feather him.

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    Colleen Begley

    I thought Al Gore did that.

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    Elizabeth Corwin

    I thought Al Gore did the first heart transplant, before he invented the internet.

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    Ron Pasewald

    Everyone knows that I was the first assist, in my past life.

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    Joanie Sapienza

    Bahahahahahhahahahhahahahahahahhahahaahsshahhahaaaaaahaahhshshshhshahahaaaaahhahahhahahahahahahahhaa!

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    Tammy Roberts Tighe

    Jason Tighe

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    Janet Bailiff

    …..God forgives….why can’t we?

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    Jelena Susic

    I hope NBC never hires him back.

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    Jon Longoria

    Lol, there’s mean, and then there’s funny mean. This is definitely the latter.

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    Cliff Charles

    Bill Gioia

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