If you’re embattled NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams attempting to save your career, who would you most like to see coming to the defense of your journalistic integrity? This is probably not the answer:

If you’re Williams, any port in a storm will have to do:

So Williams has the former CBS Evening News anchor tied to the Bush National Guard documents story for which four people at the network were fired on his side:

“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.”

Is Rather trying to help salvage Williams’ career, or finish it off?

Some “help”!

+1 for the double meaning.

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