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GUN-SHY CNN DELAYS REPORT OF ANDY GRIFFITH’S DEATH

July 4, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

A week after CNN became the first network to report the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Obamacare — but got it wrong — it became the last to report the death of Andy Griffith. According to journalism blogger Jim Romanesko, shortly after each of the major wire services began reporting Griffith’s death Monday morning, citing […]

GAWKER RUNS BRIAN WILLIAMS EMAIL; NBC “FREAKS OUT”

January 17, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It all began when Nick Denton, the founder of Gawker Media, a lively collection of gossipy blogs about the media, received a friendly email from Brian Williams, host of NBC Nightly News. Written on Sunday, Williams complained that Gawker’s coverage on weekends had been “allowed to go awfully fallow — and it was a fallow […]