NBC Flubs Charlie Hebdo Report In Breaking News Rush
NBC is issuing a correction after falsely reporting one suspect was killed and two were arrested after the Charlie Hebdo attack.By Matt Picht | January 8, 2015
In the wake of disaster, the scramble to break news first will inevitably lead to some media outlet embarrassing itself with a bad report. For the Charlie Hebdo massacre, that outlet was NBC.
Three gunmen attacked the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Wednesday, killing 12 people and wounding 11 more. As of Thursday, police say one of the suspects turned himself in while two others remain at large.
But on Wednesday afternoon, NBC's Pete Williams reported one suspect had been killed and two others arrested.