Well done, media-you brought the career of Brian Williams to a screeching halt. He lied about an incident that occurred during a stint in Iraq, and you, intrepid media, ferreted out the truth. You carefully examined his statements over the years, noting inconsistencies, and you even found the servicemen who were aboard those helicopters! Wow! Of course, you gave this wall-to-wall-coverage over several days, updating us every few minutes with the latest breathless developments. Thanks to your diligent search for the truth, this newscaster is now off the air. Kol Hakavod, as we Jews say!
But why stop now? After all, Williams lied, but nobody died or was injured as a result of his lying. There are quite literally dozens of women and men who lied about Iraq, and their lies led to the deaths and injuries of tens of thousands of Americans, not to mention Iraqis. Why not continue your diligent reporting and unearth the evidence against them?
No? Let me make it easy. They are in plain sight. Dick Cheney is even in New Jersey this week, attending a fundraiser-maybe you can talk to him-I’ll let you know what exit on the Turnpike. If you are nervous cause Cheney is kind of a tough guy, I’ll even walk in with you. George Bush sits at home, painting. Condi Rice and John Yoo are prominent academics. They probably have office hours. Colin Powell is on the lecture circuit. Donald Rumsfeld is living in one of his many luxury homes. All you gotta do is make that appointment and ask a couple of questions, and maybe do a few interviews.
Still no? Oh well, back to intensive coverage of Madonna’s outfit at the Grammys.