There is probably nothing worse for a journalist than to become a punch line. Within a day after the scandal broke about Williams inflating his war experiences, MEMES flooded Facebook and Twitter placing Williams in the most unlikely places. Here is a collection of some of the best ones.
No media scandal is complete without Jon Stewart having a swing at it. This is a version of the story that The Daily Show’s young and connected audience is likely to remember.
The worst thing may be when a controversy becomes a noun. For the last few days, journalists have been referring to misstatements by anybody as “pulling a Brian Williams.” Even this headline comparing Ronald Reagan’s memory lapses to Williams.