Carl Hiaasen’s column today (Sunday, Feb. 22) is right on the mark — that Brian Williams is lucky he was merely suspended for six months without pay and not fired outright. One can understand maybe a grunt in combat may invent a story like this, but for a guy who is such a huge public
figure to invent such an outright phony story of bravery is idiotic. Did he think no one would check? As huge as he was, did he believe it would not pop up on somebody’s radar and be easily debunked?