A lot of people are pretty miffed at NBC News for not taking any real action in the wake of Brian Williams getting busted for lying about being shot down in Iraq. Yeah, well, shows how much those people know. Because as it turns out, NBC News is totally all over this:

All right, then!

Well, not in any official capacity, at least …

AP reports:

A source at the network who requested anonymity because the person is not authorized to speak on personnel matters confirmed the investigation on Friday. Williams has apologized for falsely saying on the air that he was in a helicopter hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while in Iraq in 2003.

Richard Esposito, a former editor at the New York Daily News now at NBC, will head the investigation. The incident has ballooned into a full-blown crisis for NBC and Williams, whose “Nightly News” is the top-rated evening news program.

So you see? They’re taking this thuper-theriouthly.

There’s something about this that sounds so … familiar:

We anxiously await the findings.

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