He wasn't my favorite anchor, but I'm still sorry to see him go. He wasn't an apologist for the Right, and he ended up taking a lot of heat for that. The "Memogate" thing? Unfortunately, if you're surrounded by creeps, all it takes is one mistake for them to eat you alive and forget a lifetime of quality work. Good article about Rather here. Brian Williams of NBC also had some very nice things to say about him on The Daily Show (being rerun today).