Video: CNN takes almost 3 hours to report Family Research Council shooting
posted at 10:01 am on August 16, 2012 by Mary Katharine Ham
Compressed for your viewing ease, two hours and 45 minutes of news on CNN without a mention of a shooting at the advocacy group’s office 1.1 miles from the CNN D.C. bureau. This is the West Coast feed, so that’s why the clock in the corner flashes both Eastern and Pacific times. Thanks to Greg Hengler at Townhall.
Both MSNBC and Fox were quicker and more aggressive with their coverage, putting it on TV and on their home pages within the time it took CNN to tweet the story as breaking news at 2:11 p.m. (The @CNNbrk feed is on PST, hence the 11:11 a.m. time stamp.) MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, however, completely ignored the story during his show.