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:
“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?
+1 for the double meaning.