Washington Post sportswriter Mike Wise was suspended for deliberately twittering a false story last week, according to Cnet.
According to the article, Wise "was suspended last week for taking his company’s reputation too lightly when he intentionally used Twitter to post false information on the Web. When Wise keyed in a phony scoop about Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger–using a Twitter account that identified Wise as a Washington Post reporter–he was trying to show how some journalists and bloggers will republish unfounded rumors without doing any fact checking. He intended to illustrate the weakness of blogs and social networks as news sources.
Below, in an interveiw with CNN, Wise explains why he did it: