Imagine that one day you're watching CNN and a breaking news story comes on saying that Diane Sawyer, anchor of ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer, has suddenly quit.
In an interview, Sawyer says the reason she quit was because ABC was demanding, via the White House, that she read a story at the beginning of every newscast that says citizens are rioting in the streets of New York and the National Guard must be called in to restore order.
The problem is the streets of New York are quiet. Or as quiet as they ever are, and Sawyer knows for a fact that there are no riots. So instead of reading a story that she knows is not true, she quit.
That scenario actually happened last week, except it didn't happen in the United States; it happened in Egypt. And the famous anchorwoman in question was not Diane Sawyer of ABC but Shahira Amin of the Egyptian state owned broadcast network, Nile Television.