Brian Williams Memes: Abraham Lincoln, Star Wars, Beatles, JFK ‘Misremembers’ Compilation

February 7, 2015 Updated: February 7, 2015

Brian Williams, since he apologized on air for making up parts of a 2003 Iraq war story, has been satirized on social media with the “Brian Williams Misremembers” meme.

Numerous memes of Williams, appearing in different (and impossible) historical scenes, have been made and shared.

Here’s a few:


On Saturday, Williams said he was going to take a temporary leave from NBC Nightly News.

NBC confirmed he’s taking his leave after he apologized for making up bits of a 2003 story where he said he was in a U.S. helicopter that was hit by RPG fire.

Williams issued a statement, via NBC, that reads, “In the midst of a career spent covering and consuming news, it has become painfully apparent to me that I am presently too much a part of the news, due to my actions.

“As Managing Editor of NBC Nightly News, I have decided to take myself off of my daily broadcast for the next several days, and Lester Holt has kindly agreed to sit in for me to allow us to adequately deal with this issue. Upon my return, I will continue my career-long effort to be worthy of the trust of those who place their trust in us.”