SKETCHBOOK: How a Brian Williams cartoon comes to be born. *[In 7 too-easy steps]

February 9, 2015 11:43 PM

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SKETCHBOOK: How a Brian Williams cartoon comes to be born. *[In 7 too-easy steps]

HERE’S THE THING about the Brian Williams controversy from a cartoonist’s perspective: Satirizing this broadcast-news brouhaha over invented field valor is like shooting fish in a barrel — even if that barrel is an hour ahead of you, under surface-to-air fire, while your lucky barrel escapes unscathed.

Throw the clear stain of human flaw and folly into this military-media complex, add star wattage and social media to a shelf of on-air evidence, and you’ve got one satire-friendly story with hard targets and no casualties — save for Williams’s credibility and, perhaps, his career at NBC.

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