NBC anchor Brian Williams suspended over a false story: 6 other journalists who made things up

February 11, 2015 10:16 AM

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United States-based news agency NBC has suspended its star news anchor Brian Williams for six months without pay over his false story of coming under fire in a US military helicopter in Iraq. Williams had in 2003 falsely claimed to have come under rocket fire. The network's investigation showed that he had repeated the incorrect account in other venues. Williams is not the first journalist to get into trouble for such issues. Here are six others.

CNN host and columnist Fareed Zakaria had accusations of plagiarism hurled at him in August 2014. Following that, some of his columns in the Washington Post, Slate and Newsweek have been affixed with editor's notes admitting the plagiarism.

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