15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media

The media's awful. Sure, maybe they get it right most of the time, but when they get it wrong, oh boy do they get it wrong, and the examples below are blunders for the ages.

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - The press treated security guard Richard Jewell like a terrorist as soon as he calleSource: Atlanta magazine

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - The media painted the Columbine shooters as bullied victims who lashed out without wSource: Washington Post

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - The Toronto Star exposed an MP for taking a vacation while on medical leave in 2013.Source: Toronto Star

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - Coverage overall fell short, as summed up by one Kentucky paper’s 2004 apology: “It Source: Washington Post

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - Media outlets worldwide jumped on the news that a particle at CERN moved faster thanSource: Time

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - When they didn’t manage to nab a gory enough photo from this Egyptian terror attack,Source: Scientific American

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - The Associated Press captioned the photo on the right, “An Israeli policeman and a PSource: Wall Street Journal

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - The prestigious Literary Digest confidently predicted Alf Landon would beat FDR to tSource: Social Science History

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - The NY Post didn’t just publish the names of two mistaken suspects of the 2013 bombiSource: Washington Post

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - In 2009, the media reported on a killed Iranian protester (left) with a Facebook phoSource: BBC

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - Wrote The Harrisburg Patriot & Union at the time, “We pass over the silly remarks ofSource: Harrisburg Patriot & Union

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - Walter Duranty of the NY Times won a Pulitzer for parroting the USSR’s statement thaSource: The Atlantic

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - When police action left 96 fans crushed to death in Sheffield’s Hillsborough StadiumSource: The Guardian

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - A bunch of drivers were pressing the Audi 5000’s gas instead of the brake, causing cSource: Wall Street Journal

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15 Of The Most Shameful Cases Of False Reporting From The Media - That was the NY Times headline when Hitler got paroled in 1924. They predicted he woSource: NY Times