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Brian Williams’ Return to TV Mocked with #BrianWilliamsPopeStories

Screen Shot 2015-09-22 at 12.09.35 PMNewly-minted MSNBC anchor Brian Williams wasn’t even on the air for an hour before a new hashtag on Twitter went viral.

Around the same time that the former NBC Nightly News anchor went on the air to cover Pope Francis‘ historic arrival in the United States, #BrianWilliamPopeStories popped up on Twitter. BuzzFeed points out that most of the joke tweets offer fake quips about the Pope from Williams’ point of view. Unsurprisingly, they’re not really all that flattering.

Most concern Francis in particular:

Though many are about the papacy in general:

A few even took direct stabs at Williams’ recently-maligned career:

[h/t BuzzFeed]
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