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  1. Brian Williams Suspended For Six Months

    He’s getting dinged for $6.5 million. NBC is taking its tarnished Nightly News anchor off the air for six months without pay. The punishment follows revelations that Williams, who reportedly earns $13 million a year, puffed up an Iraq war story in which he supposedly took enemy fire. NBC News president Deborah Turness characterized a fact-checking investigation into Williams as “ongoing,” suggesting the network could take further action. Indeed, questions are still surfacing over his reporting, going back as far as the 1970s.

    NBC News, NYT, WSJ (sub)

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