This whole Brian Williams story is moving way too fast for me to enjoy adequately. So let’s slow things down a bit and savor this next delicious bit of schadenfreude.
You’re a national news anchor, and you find yourself in a bit of a pickle. You told a big fat lie, everybody’s being mean to you, and you just want it all to go away. Who’s the one man you want riding to your rescue?
That’s right. That’s right.
Brian Williams is “an honest, decent man, an excellent reporter and anchor–and a brave one,” veteran newsman Dan Rather told POLITICO on Thursday…
“I don’t know the particulars about that day in Iraq,” Rather told POLITICO. “I do know Brian. He’s a longtime friend and we have been in a number of war zones and on the same battlefields, competing but together. Brian is an honest, decent man, an excellent reporter and anchor–and a brave one. I can attest that — like his predecessor Tom Brokaw — he is a superb pro, and a gutsy one.”
Did you hear that brick hitting the floor? That was Brian Williams, seconds after reading this quote.
No word yet from Stephen Glass, Jayson Blair, Sabrina Erdely, or any other experts in this matter. Stay tuned!