Its been a strange for many of those who report the news making the headlines themselves.
- Brian Williams suspended by NBC for fabricating being under attack in Iraq in 2003.
- Jon Stewart leaving the Daily Show after 16 years.
- Cathy Newman (Channel 4 News) severely reprimanded for tweeting allegations at being “ushered” from a mosque in South London. Takes a break from twitter.
- Daily Mirror making a public apology for phone hacking.
Big winner must be Rupert Murdoch’s US/UK empire following those above events; and for securing a new 3 year £4.2bn TV deal (2016-19) to show the English Premier League to the domestic UK market.
Sadly CBS’ “60 Minutes” lost another stalwart in Bob Simon. A journalist whose stories was always interesting.