That was the sound of any respect I had for Brian Williams flushing down the toilet.
Smith Michaels pretty much nails it in his commentary. That anyone would respect this as Pulitzer-worthy commentary is kind of sad, that Brian Williams singled it out and encouraged his viewers (or readers, it was on the NBC Nightly News blog) to go read it just kills me.
I don't have a *ton* of respect for any of the TV journalists... but I liked Williams when I'd seen him. To see him so pleased by this piece of shit piece of writing disturbs me.