Chalk one up for Brokaw.
— NBC News anchor Brian Williams, quoted by Vanity Fair, talking to a friend about why he was suspended from his anchor chair.
Nobody can say Williams doesn’t deserve the scrutiny he’s now facing. If a politician, corporate leader, university professor or prominent clergyman made similarly inaccurate claims, the press would be digging their professional graves with backhoes… Now the once respected anchor has become a national punching-bag, as Twitter nation, comedians and wise guys have taken to mocking him. How long Williams can take the abuse depends on how much more his critics dig up on him.
— Jack Shafer, writing for Politico.
Brian Williams seemed as trustworthy as a friar,
It looked like his career could only go higher.
We thought he was a reporter,
But turns out he’s a bullshitter.
He’s just another lower-than-a-snake’s-belly liar.