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In Brian Williams' case, will Americans forgive and forget?
In Brian Williams' case, will Americans forgive and forget?

When it comes to the honesty demanded of public figures, Americans appear to be a fickle bunch. Former President Clinton is once again a widely admired leader, despite infamous prevarications regarding his relationship with Monica Lewinsky. In contrast, cyclist Lance Armstrong is regarded as a pariah for his years of lying about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. James Frey was publicly shamed by Oprah Winfrey for fabricating much of his memoir, "A Million Little Pieces," but went on to write a bestselling, critically acclaimed novel, "Bright Shiny Morning," and even to receive an apology from Winfrey. Former New York congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony...

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