The bombing at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta soon had the media, citing investigative sources, reporting that security guard Richard Jewell was a suspect. That reporting turned out to be untrue, and Tom Brokaw, who was the anchor of the NBC Evening News at the time, had this to say:

It looks like a certain television journalist might have seen “Richard Jewell”:

At the time, Brokaw was among those in the media who took the “report first and make sure it’s accurate later” approach:

So, did the media really learn a lesson from coverage of the Richard Jewell story? Many sure don’t think so:

Using a very recent example, it sure doesn’t look like the media (or even parts of the FBI) learned any lessons. It might even be getting worse.

Update: People are pointing out inconsistencies in Brokaw’s tweets:

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