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Bill O'Reilly, Brian Williams, Dan Rather and more: When TV anchors get bad press

Bill O'Reilly, Brian Williams, Dan Rather and more: When TV anchors get bad press

The sexual harassment claims against Fox News and its star anchor Bill O'Reilly represent merely the latest example of a prominent news personality being embroiled in scandal.

Numerous news figures through the decades, including early 20th-century print moguls such as William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer, have been the target of bad press. However, such scandals seem to have blossomed in the age of the Internet, social media and “fake news.”

Instances of sexual harassment, false reporting and inappropriate behavior have led to the downfall of journalists who have been considered among TV’s most trustworthy figures in past years. With some of O’Reilly’s critics

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