Journalists Who Were Caught Lying

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It's not just politicians who lie through their teeth. Even some of the most trusted names in news have told a tall tale here or there. Which journalists have lied? Well, NBC suspended Brian Williams for half a year after he was caught lying about his experience in a war-torn Iraq. CBS suspended Lara Logan after she was caught lying about a contractor's experience in Benghazi. As it turns out, journalists lie all the time and, thanks to other journalists, they are often caught. This list of news reporters, anchors, and hosts who have lied to their viewers and readers will have you questioning where you get your daily news.

From Bill O'Reilly's war story, which turned out to be fabricated, to reporters like Stephen Glass, whose lies have launched Hollywood films, there is sadly no shortage of liars who are themselves employed to catch liars and report the truth.

The major networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) have all had their share of correspondents and anchors who have fabricated and even directly misled. In 2003, The New York Times even had to fire a journalist whose articles were often made up. Meanwhile, cable news channels like MSNBC and Fox News have introduced news anchors like Ed Schultz and Steve Doocy, respectively, who have been caught putting politics before journalism.

Read about these journalists who ended up facing criticism and unemployment for reporting pure lies and fiction in place of the truth.
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