1. FOR THE LOVE OF GOD TUNE INTO CNN RIGHT NOW

    Alex Jones is losing it live on air.

    "Alex.. Alex.. Can I ask you a question?.. Alex… Alex… Alex… Alex… Let me say something… Alex.." - Piers Morgan

     
  2. Blitzer

    I should do a drinking game where every time Wolf Blitzer says “and around the world” I take a shot.

     
  3. Fucking humiliating,” said one CNN veteran. “We had a chance to cover it right. And some people in here don’t get what a big deal getting it wrong is. Morons.
    — 

    CNN News Staffers Revolt Over Blown Coverage - BuzzFeed (via brooklynmutt)

    Ironically, apparently Buzzfeed said it was a Tuesday in the article.

     
  4. cognitivedissonance:

From my pal, Charles Pelkey. He writes: “Apparently the ‘news’ crew at Fox was so eager to announce the Supremes’ rejection of the mandate that they forgot to read past the first page of the decision.”
Facepalm of the year? Quite possibly.

However, as ThinkProgress reports, the viral aspect of Twitter means Huffington Post, CNN, TIME, and NPR ALSO got it wrong. TIME and NPR both sourced CNN. And like HuffPo sources their info…

This whole thing is silly. Everyone’s acting as if breaking news has never been wrong up until now. Yes it was even more embarrassing given the story, but who the hell knows, maybe that’s the information they had, and it was wrong, but they didn’t know that so they read it anyway.
Now yes, it wouldn’t be surprising that Fox News would be eager to announce it’s failure, but you also have to think rationally that maybe it was just an honest fuckup due to a bad source. Shit happens all the time. ALL the time.

    cognitivedissonance:

    From my pal, Charles Pelkey. He writes: “Apparently the ‘news’ crew at Fox was so eager to announce the Supremes’ rejection of the mandate that they forgot to read past the first page of the decision.”

    Facepalm of the year? Quite possibly.

    However, as ThinkProgress reports, the viral aspect of Twitter means Huffington Post, CNN, TIME, and NPR ALSO got it wrong. TIME and NPR both sourced CNN. And like HuffPo sources their info…

    This whole thing is silly. Everyone’s acting as if breaking news has never been wrong up until now. Yes it was even more embarrassing given the story, but who the hell knows, maybe that’s the information they had, and it was wrong, but they didn’t know that so they read it anyway.

    Now yes, it wouldn’t be surprising that Fox News would be eager to announce it’s failure, but you also have to think rationally that maybe it was just an honest fuckup due to a bad source. Shit happens all the time. ALL the time.

     
  5. producermatthew:

    Andrew Breitbart, the conservative blogger and political pundit seen here during CNN’s election night coverage on Tuesday, has died at the age of 43, ABC News reports.

    Breitbart made headlines last year after exposing several provocative photos of former US Rep. Anthony Weiner, which led to the politician’s resignation.

     
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  7. I’m absolutely devastated because I want it over with. … They’ve been through the courts four times there in Georgia. They’ve been to the Supreme Court three times. [..] This delay, again, is very upsetting and I think very unfair to us. [..] I’d like to close this book. [..] We feel (Davis is) guilty. The evidence and everything that we have seen – that I have seen , because I’ve been to all the trials – he is guilty, and I believe in that. And so does the rest of my family.
    — Anneliese MacPhail, the mother of police officer Mark MacPhail, in an interview with CNN’s Andersoon Cooper from her home.

    (Source: CNN)

     
  8. shortformblog:

    cwnl:

    Hundreds of demonstrators took to The Streets of Manhattan’s Financial District on Saturday in a largely peaceful protest aimed at drawing attention to the role powerful financial interests played in wreaking havoc on America’s economy.

    A totally valid point we keep seeing on Twitter — why Saturday? If you’re going to start this, why not Monday? To give a good comparison: Back in 2000, Rage Against the Machine and Michael Moore drew a TON of press for shooting the music video for “Sleep Now in the Fire” in front of Wall Street … on a Wednesday. On Saturday, the people you’re protesting against are largely at home. And while this is the symbolic home of the stock market, the real home of the stock market has largely moved to New Jersey. This is not to undercut the points being made by the protests … but to point out the logistics at hand. If this is only the start, then our point is moot, but if the movement loses steam in a few days, the initial impact of the moment will be lost. Will be interesting to see where it goes from here.

     
  9. CNN.com - September 11, 2001 - 4pm EST
Via Archive.org

    CNN.com - September 11, 2001 - 4pm EST

    Via Archive.org

     
  10. Waves caused by Hurricane Irene crash into a pier in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, on Saturday, August 27. 
Photo: Michael Miller/CNN

    Waves caused by Hurricane Irene crash into a pier in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, on Saturday, August 27. 

    Photo: Michael Miller/CNN

     
  11. CNN speaking to London residents to hear their opinions about the rioting.

     
  12. The very last Larry King Live is on CNN right this moment. Everyone tune in! A television icon is ending one of the most well known talk shows in TV history!

    The very last Larry King Live is on CNN right this moment. Everyone tune in! A television icon is ending one of the most well known talk shows in TV history!

     
  13. CNN

    "Serious stuff is happening in Korea right now… but we’re going to talk about snow! Look at it! It’s everywhere! Where’d it come from? OMG! It’s cold! Has this ever happened in history before? Yes! Yes it has it seems! My god, this white cold fluff, it’s incredible!"

    CNN: Derp derpa hurr hurrdee durr. SQUIRREL!