The on-camera talent of America's highest-rated network evening news broadcast and "the 23rd-most-trusted person in the country" is now the face of viral internet memes.

For more than a decade, Brian Williams has anchored "NBC Nightly News" and was forced to take a temporary leave of absence over "the next several days" amid the growing scandal of false claims he made while reporting in Iraq.

Williams, who earns $13 million annually (making him America's 4th overall highest-paid news broadcaster), admitted to confusing parts of a story he shared on-air about riding in a helicopter shot down by a rocket-propelled grenade in 2003. On Wednesday, after multiple military members questioned his personal account, which he has repeated on numerous occasions, he apologized on-camera to his audience.

Since then, Williams' coverage of Hurricane Katrina and other notable accounts are under internal investigation.

Here are some of our favorites:

riding shotgun with O.J. #BrianWilliamsMemories

— Calhoun (@linkcalhoun) February 5, 2015

"Damn, those tablets were heavy!" #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

— Serr8d (@serr8d) February 5, 2015

"That one live shot I did from the moon" #BrianWilliamsMemories

— Greg Dutra (@DutraWeather) February 5, 2015

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers The opinion of the entire NBC News Division is that a blockade is best option here, Jack.

— ?ob (@robx_d) February 5, 2015

Brian Williams misremembers -- Internet won't let him forget it: #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) February 7, 2015


— ?ob (@robx_d) February 5, 2015

@zerohedge More breaking Brian Williams news...

— Squeeze Indicator (@SqueezeTrading) February 8, 2015

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers Brian The Astronaut

— ?ob (@robx_d) February 5, 2015

"It wasn't a dream. It was a place. And you were there, and you, and you ...." #BrianWilliamsMisremembers #WizardOfOz

— Tracy L. (@ViewFromAskew) February 5, 2015

'84 was magical. I needed a perfect 10 on the vault to secure the gold...and I did it. #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

— Mark Turcotte (@mark_turcotte) February 5, 2015

"The sky is literally falling here in Pangea…" #BrianWilliamsMemories

— Kyle Grantham (@kylegrantham) February 5, 2015


— ?ob (@robx_d) February 5, 2015

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers If it were me, I'd start with something catchy like Four score and seven years ago ...

— ?ob (@robx_d) February 5, 2015

Brian Williams' tall tale of Iraq war becomes art meme. #BrianWilliamsMemories

— BU Art Gallery (@BUArtGallery) February 8, 2015

Brian breaking America. #BrianWilliamsMisremembers

— Craig Wilson (@CWilso57) February 5, 2015

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers h/t Matthew Thomas

— MLB Memes (@MLBMeme) February 8, 2015

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers the Battle of Thermopyle

— [adult swim] (@adultswim) February 5, 2015

#BrianWilliamsMisremembers #BrianWilliamsWarStories Brian in the trenches defending the world.

— ?ob (@robx_d) February 5, 2015

@robx_d @CifJamestown

— Chuck Pfarrer (@ChuckPfarrer) February 6, 2015


— ?ob (@robx_d) February 6, 2015

Why, Brian, why??

— StuffJournalistsLike (@JournalistsLike) February 8, 2015

— Franklin Harris (@FranklinH3000) February 8, 2015

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