Rather: Williams Done; NBC ‘Vicious’
Dan Rather says Brian Williams is likely done, but that NBC has been “vicious” about leaking information about the investigation.
“Objectively it’s very hard to see how NBC brings him back,” Rather said. “I said some time ago I thought his chances were slim to none. You could make a case that slim just left town…Corporations want to put things behind them. If they make the decision to bring Brian back that doesn’t put it behind them.”
Though the decision about whether and how to allow Williams to return is still “weeks away,” details of NBC’s investigation were leaked to the New York Times, in which the network was said to have discovered more embellishments that would imperil Williams’ already shaking chances of reclaiming his news chair.
Rather called those leaks “vicious.”
“Why dump this on him when he’s not able to speak for himself?” he said. “When Brian is down they come from behind him and give him a whack on the back of the neck.”
pignose4.0 April 26th, 2015 at 9:02 pm
Give him a boot in the ass and be done with it.
Ronald L April 26th, 2015 at 10:19 pm
As long as O’Reilly gets the boot as well.
Winslow Bunny April 26th, 2015 at 9:07 pm
Contrast this action with that of another “newsman” who lied his tookas off but his “news channel” took no action against him.
Shohanna April 27th, 2015 at 6:28 am
That was by design, a feature… Not a bug.. though with the lies that come out of his a$$ he should expect to be doing time.
bpollen April 26th, 2015 at 9:46 pm
Most companies will take it rather poorly to discover you made up your resume.
Ronald L April 26th, 2015 at 10:18 pm
I just Googled it. You are making that up.
bpollen April 26th, 2015 at 10:39 pm
Of course you are right. Why would a health care company care that you actually don’t have a medical degree?
Ronald L April 26th, 2015 at 10:16 pm
Williams gets fired. O’Reilly rakes in the millions.
That’s one difference between Fox News and the real media.
Shohanna April 27th, 2015 at 6:27 am
He doesn’t deserve to come back. I mean seriously, who is going to be stupid enough to believe him now over anything?! That’s what happens when you lie. No one believes you!