Throughout this whole Brian Williams thing, Gawker has tastefully played the part of the schoolyard bully who’s been waiting his whole life for you to not make it to the bathroom on time. Like … hovering. Salivating. POUNCING at the chance to call you a pants-pooper. 

Gawker is our biggest star of B.S. News round-ups. They reported obviously Photoshopped images as real, falsely claimed a woman had sex with a dolphin by purposefully changing the news quote, and made a hero out of a guy lying about bullying a kid.

We somehow have it in us that, because the Internet has more information, we’re more informed. But that works only if the Internet holds itself to the same standards that we used to. Instead, we’re actually just as misinformed as we used to be…

Why the Internet Needs to Calm Down About Brian Williams

This may seem like overkill, but it’s not… Finally, someone is being held to account for misleading America about the Iraq War. Now it might not necessarily be the first person you’d want held accountable. But never again will Brain Williams mislead this great nation about being shot at in a war we probably wouldn’t have ended up in if the media had applied this level of scrutiny to the actual fucking war.
—  Jon Stewart on media coverage of Brian William’s lie about his chopper in Iraq having been hit by a rocket-propelled grenade
I think the Brian Williams story is a huge Red Herring – whether he should be fired or not – I don’t know, but the entire American News establishment would be fired if telling the truth was the minimum standard.
—  Marianne Williamson on Bill Maher