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Way To Screw Up Big Time, CNN

While I generally think CNN is a better cable news station than some (**cough**Fox News**cough**), it is ridiculous how bad they screwed up this morning.

CNN unnerved the nation Friday morning with live reports of Coast Guard teams firing on a suspect vessel on the Potomac River that would not stop when ordered. We know now it was just radio chatter, part of a "routine and low-level" Coast Guard exercise. And to top it all off, it came on the morning of the anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

At one point, CNN reported on the air that a reporter had seen a boat challenge Coast Guard vessels and refuse to stop. We now know that did not happen.

Speaking of 9/11, have things changed for the better or worse eight years later? Discuss.

Posted by Jake on 09/11/09 @ 05:09 PM
Posted in Journalism, Sad | Permalink

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