In what has been a very weird news day, in the end, HuffPost‘s Michael Calderone got the scoop that everyone basically already knew: ABC’s Christiane Amanpour is leaving ABC’s “This Week” to start up a new program on CNN International. She’ll remain at ABC.
NYP’s Page Six hinted weeks ago that Amanpour was on her way out the door. But earlier today NYT‘s Brian Stelter committed an online snafu when he tweeted that he’d heard the news from a single source. That was meant to be a Direct Message not a tweet. OOPS! Nonetheless, outlets like Poynter wrote on his premature act extensively and WaPo‘s opinion media blogger Erik Wemple declared him a pioneer journalist.
Soon enough, Calderone weaseled his way in and grabbed the story. We’re not sure who ought to be commended here. Officially Calderone, but unofficially — Page Six?
So now the race is on — will Jake Tapper finally land the “This Week” slot that so many thought he should have already gotten? Come on, Stelter, DM us!