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14 People Brian Williams Would RATHER Not Have Defending Him

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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14. Lance Armstrong — the former professional Tour de France cyclist was caught in a web of lies involving doping. The disgraced athlete most recently hit parked cars in Denver after a night of partying. Like a total loser, he let his girlfriend take the blame.

13. Charlie Sheen — the version of him on crack would be best.

12. Bill Cosby — Some 33 women around the nation have accused him of raping and/or drugging them.

11. Lena Dunham — The star of HBO’s Girls might be able to relate to this concept of inventing things seeing as she had a few fabrications in her memoir, including one about a supposedly anonymous GOP dude who raped her at Oberlin. Lena, of course, wrote Williams’ daughter’s annilingus scene, which Williams acknowledged he watched.

10. Stephen Glass — The ex-American journalist is most famous for inventing stories is the subject of the 2003 movie Shattered Glass. It’s estimated that half of his stories for The New Republic were fakes.

9. David Duke — the former Grand Wizard of the KKK. Enough said.

8. Bennie Johnson — fired from BuzzFeed after some 40 instances of plagiarism.

7. Fareed Zakaria — the CNN host of “GPS” has been dogged by recent plagiarism charges.

6. Martin Bashir — MSNBC fired him after he spectacularly suggested that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Plain should eat feces.

5. Erik Wemple — who gives a shit what that guy has to say? (By the way, this WaPo reporter was part of the team that destroyed Allbritton’s TBD website.)

4. Charles C. Johnson — the most hated man on the Internet. He edits GotNews.

3.  Elizabeth Lauten — The Capitol Hill Communications Director was fired for going on Facebook and scolding the Obama girls for the way they acted and what they wore at a turkey pardoning ceremony.

2. Sabrina Rubin Erdely — who wrote “A Rape on Campus: A Brutal Assault and Struggle for Justice at UVA”. And we all know how that turned out.

1. Dan Rather — the former news anchor of the CBS Evening News. His careers went way down the tubes when he bungled news about President George W. Bush‘s service in the Texas National Guard. He reported that Bush got special treatment to enter the National Guard in 1968 to avoid the Vietnam draft. Rather is the only on this list who is actually defending Williams. He did so in an interview with Politico.

The above collage was created by Scott Cook.