It was an ugly day for broadcast journalists around the country yesterday in the news world. Several TV networks and print outlets completely botched reports about an arrest made in the Boston Marathon bombing. The self-proclaimed "most trusted name in news" CNN was once again at the forefront, falling all over themselves with one EXCLUSIVE blunder after another. Poynter has a great recap of the mass confusion over the arrest reports with the AP, Boston Globe, and Fox News also running with errant reports.
CNN led the charge up the wrong tree with John King's cell phone becoming a black hole of accurate reporting. For a solid hour yesterday, CNN showed what is possible when a cable news network runs around like a chicken with its head cut off. Actually, that's an insult to headless chickens, who have their act together compared to CNN.
Enter Jon Stewart and The Daily Show, who delivered the goods with this segment on CNN's foibles Wednesday night...no comments