Say the name Brian Williams in non-media circles among people who have paid attention to the scorched landscape of media credibility lately and “credible journalist” isn’t likely to be the first thing that leaps to the minds of many. But a new Politico report skips most of that in favor of helping out with Williams’ career rehab effort:

Well gee, isn’t that… something.

They just don’t get it, do they?

But maybe Williams can credit some of his journo peers for his “comeback”:

Williams’s transgression is hardly mentioned anymore, perhaps because he apologized and accepted the punishment, or because of the time that has passed. But it also has receded in the public attention in part due to the much more serious and salacious accusations about some of his peers — Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and Mark Halperin, among others — documented as part of the #MeToo movement.

“Williams’s transgression” might hardly be mentioned in media circles, but it sure is elsewhere.

They don’t get it, and probably never will.

That’s exactly what they seem to be hoping for.