Usually, when we report on Brian Williams, it means that the NBC Nightly News anchor has been featured in another hilarious Jimmy Fallon lip dub, or perhaps that his daughter was motorbutted on Girls.
Unfortunately, our favorite newsman is at the heart of a much more serious story this week, as allegations that he lied about being shot down in helicopter while covering the Iraq War in 2003 have led to demands that Williams be suspended or even fired.
Williams had told the heroic tale on several occasions over the past 12 years, each time recalling the events in exactly the same fashion.
When he shared the story during his January 30 broadcast, however, several soldiers who were on the scene that day cried foul, forcing Williams to apologize and admit that he had "misremembered" the events in question.
Now, more stories of Williams heroism in the line of duty are being questioned, and the future of the revered journalists’ career is suddenly in doubt.
Critics of Williams are now questioning his claims that he contracted dysentery and watched dead bodies float past his hotel while covering Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
The New York Post claims Williams stayed in an area of the city that was not affected by flooding and that doctors tell them not a single case of dysentery was reported during Katrina.
The Post also claims that former Nightly News anchor Tom Brokaw is calling for Williams’ head, reportedly telling sources that he is "extremely uncomfortable" with Williams lies and that "a lesser producer or journalist would have been immediately fired for a false report."
This is not the first scandal that’s threatened the integrity of NBC News in recent months. Back in October, the network’s chief medical expert Dr. Nancy Snyderman violated her Ebola quarantine after returning from Africa.
Snyderman was also forced to apologize, but she has not yet been disciplined by NBC.