Over the last week, stories have been leaking out of NBC News that are not making Brian Williams future at the Peacock look very good.
First reports came out that BriLie had embellished more stories.
Then it was leaked that many staffers inside NBC's DC Bureau do not want Williams to return to the network.
The NY Times then came out with a story, saying that NBC's internal investigation includes at least one episode that was previously unreported, these people said, involving statements by Williams about events from Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Arab Spring.
although, NBC says they are still investigating BriWi's stories, it seems clear that the network is leaking information that is detrimental to the suspended Anchor.
It's as if NBC does not want Williams back, but is trying to poison him enough, that he won't be hired by the competition either.
Insiders think that NBC has no problem cutting ties with Williams, they just don't want him to pop up on a rival network.
One insider thinks that NBC is trying to leak enough information that Williams will be toxic to all the other networks.
Well, expect CNN.
It is believed that Zucker will hire just about anyone (i.e. Don Lemon), but NBC isn't worried if BriWi lands at CNN.
They just don't want him to join "a real network" says our insider.