Dan Rather: Brian Williams Is ‘An Honest And Decent Man’

February 5th, 2015 3:21 PM

It appears as though NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has gained the support of at least one journalist following his admission that he lied about being in a helicopter that was hit with enemy fire while reporting from Iraq in 2003. 

Speaking to Politico’s Dylan Byers, disgraced former CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather insisted that Brian Williams was “an honest and decent man,  an excellent reporter and anchor--and a brave one. I can attest that.”

One has to question whether or not Dan Rather is the best person to comment on someone else's honesty given that in 2001 he told Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly “you can be an honest person and lie about any number of things.” Rather also insisted that despite Clinton lying under oath about his extramarital affair “I think at core he’s an honest person.”

H/T: Mediaite