It did not take long for NBC's Brian Williams to become the whipping boy of the world wide web.
Within minutes of Wednesday night's apology, the Internet exploded with anger, mockery and ultimately some fairly clever comedy.
Of course, you have probably seen author Brad Thor's stinging tweets, rebuking the NBC anchor. Thor was not alone. Soon, attacks on the managing editor and face of NBC News started coming in from all over.
The beating started with a Drudge Report headline.
Not JUST an anchor man.... He is MANAGING EDITOR at @NBCNews #BrianWilliamsMemories pic.twitter.com/g00Qry0iwF
— Consent Withdrawn (@notalemming) February 5, 2015
Images of Williams then started to appear in all sorts of famous scenes from history.
"That one live shot I did from the moon" #BrianWilliamsMemoriespic.twitter.com/FbND6jAqc7
— Greg Dutra (@DutraWeather) February 5, 2015
From the moon landing to the Last Supper, Williams and the hash tag "BrianWilliamsMemories" was officially "trending" on social media.
After he said more about remembrance, he passed the bread as I recall. #BrianWilliamsMemoriespic.twitter.com/PDlQOZKg6J
— Ed Fuentes (@viewfromaloft) February 5, 2015
He even ended up in the front seat of the white Ford Bronco with O.J. Simpson
riding shotgun with O.J. #BrianWilliamsMemoriespic.twitter.com/52E6h5tVcl
— Calhoun (@linkcalhoun) February 5, 2015
One of the first efforts to hit the web saw Williams on the mall in Washington, D.C. with Dr. King.
#BrianWilliamsMemories "I said Martin, do you dream?, he said yes. I said, 'well, tell the folks about your dreams" pic.twitter.com/SnjbvOm1Pn
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) February 5, 2015
Finally, this Twitter user found a way to put Williams on Iwo Jima without using his image.
@KennedyNation #BrianWilliamsMemories #Misremembered Found this in #BrianWilliams photo album pic.twitter.com/XCp1MKURAg
— David Isaacs (@David_S_Isaacs) February 5, 2015
It should be noted that the pilot of the helicopter Williams was traveling on in 2003 while in Iraq in 2003 said on CNN Thursday that the aircraft was not hit by an RPG, but it did indeed take enemy fire.
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