The firestorm of controversy surrounding Brian Williams' six-month suspension from NBC News has polarized people's opinions of the Nightly News anchor, but the embattled newsman has gotten a show of support from an unlikely source: Charlie Sheen.
The notoriously outspoken Anger Management star has thrown his opinion into the mix, calling Williams a "hero" and referring to NBC execs as "cowards" and "hooligans."
Sheen, who was famously kicked off the CBS sitcom Two and a Half Men in 2011 for his controversial behavior and his feud with creator Chuck Lorre, took to Twitlonger to post his open letter.
Sorry to bother you during this most surreal, unjust and mercurial moment in your awesome life.
First off, THANK YOU, for 24 years of inimitable professionalism and top shelf brilliance, as a stone cold passion driven and (PERFECTLY) fact based journalist.
Secondly, Thank you "squared" for delivering not only the news on a nightly basis, (PERFECTLY) to myself and my family. But for every other person alive, (with a TV) who relied and still do, on your poetic, insightful and NOBLE sacrifices, that made our longest nights shorter, and our shortest nights safer. You good sir, are a hero in my "Entire Library"
Lastly; you are clearly the victim of a transparent and vile witch hunt! Erroneously "staged" by hooligans, non coms, cowards and oligarchs, who’s only desperate and hideous goal is to discredit the genius that they relied on for almost 3 decades!
Now and forever you are a true Patriot and a Hero of mine until the day i leave this star crossed imperfect Rock we call Earth…
Mr W: respect, love, hi 5’s and refuge! (if you need it!) I remain humbly and on dangerous standby at your service….
Williams was suspended from NBC after falsely stating that he had been aboard a helicopter that was forced to land after being hit by a rocket-propelled grenade while covering the Iraq war in 2003. The veteran newsman drew heavy fire from critics and viewers alike after admitting to the "mistake."
"I made a mistake in recalling the events 12 years ago," Williams said on NBC Nightly News on Feb. 4. "I want to apologize. I said I was travelling in an aircraft hit by RPG [rocket-propelled grenade] fire. I was actually instead in a following aircraft."
Check out the video below to see how The Daily Show's John Stewart and The O'Reilly Factor's Bill O'Reilly took Williams to task after the scandal first broke.