Charlie Sheen Defends Brian Williams as Victim of "Vile Witch Hunt"
The NBC Nightly News anchor was suspended Tuesday for six months without pay following his controversial helicopter story.
Brian Williams appears to be winning, at least in one sitcom star's eyes.
Anger Management actor Charlie Sheen is staunchly on the embattled Nightly News anchor's side after NBC's decision to suspend him for six months without pay. Williams has been under fire after telling a false story about a 2003 helicopter ride during the Iraq invasion, for which he has since apologized on air.
In a lengthy Twitter missive, Sheen thanked Williams for "24 years of inimitable professionalism and top shelf brilliance, as a stone-cold, passion-driven and (PERFECTLY) fact based journalist."
"You are clearly the victim of a transparent and vile witch hunt!" Sheen continued about Williams, calling him a "true patriot and a hero." Sheen slammed the anchor's higher-ups as "hooligans, non coms, cowards and oligarchs, whose only desperate and hideous goal is to discredit the genius that they relied on for almost 3 decades!"
The scandal surrounding Williams' story, along with his subsequent suspension, has proven to be quite polarizing among Hollywood figures. Author Stephen King and actor Patrick Wilson are among those who have supported Williams on Twitter, while Donald Trump has been a vocal critic.
Sheen's full post can be read below.
Dear Mr. Williams, 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....
I am; the MaSheen....