Dan Rather: ‘Very Hard’ to See How Williams Comes Back

By Mark Joyella Comment

Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather said Sunday “it’s very hard” to see how NBC brings back suspended “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams.

In an appearance on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” Rather said recent leaks about a meeting of NBC News staff at the network’s Washington bureau–in which staffers were said to be “strongly opposed” to Williams’ return–and leaks about the ongoing internal investigation into Williams–which reportedly has expanded to include previously unreported incidents–may have done irreparable damage:

I said some time ago that I thought his chances were slim to none, and you can make a case that slim just left town with these leaks to “The Washington Post” and “The New York Times,” vicious really in their own way.