By now everyone knows about his transgressions. If even only some of the reports are true, Brian Williams is a serial embellisher, a self-aggrandizing fabulist.
No doubt everyone knows somebody like this, and if you don't it's probably because you're that guy. But Mr. Williams' case is special. This isn't some sad Willy Loman at the end of the bar who needs to invent impressive stories about himself. If anything, he needed to not tell such stories, given that he reportedly makes $10 million a year to be a trusted name in news.
Yet he couldn't stop himself.
"To walk down a street with an anchor is to be stunned both by how many people recognize them and how many...