Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Todd’
PRNewser: Lululemon’s co-founder said reason the company’s yoga pants “don’t work for some women” is that their bodies aren’t right for them. Well, that’s one way to make people hate you.
GalleyCat: The city’s public libraries are launching a multimedia exhibit on The Beatles. We’re not going to say it’ll be overrated just like the band, because people get mad at that kind of silly opinion.
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CBS, NBC Retract Navy Yard Shooter Reports (Politico / Dylan Byers on Media)
CBS News and NBC News retracted reports about the identification of the Washington Navy Yard shooter on Monday, just minutes after each network reported that the suspect in question was a Navy chief petty officer named Rollie Chance. CBS’ John Miller reported that Chance was a suspect before 1 p.m. on Monday. NBC News later reported the same information and continued to do so past 1 p.m., even after Miller reported that the initial reports about Chance were wrong. Finally, at 1:05 p.m., NBC political director Chuck Todd tweeted: “NBC News: we are now NOT reporting name of shooter; retracting that report. deleting those tweets.” HuffPost NBC’s Pete Williams said the error came from sources who found an ID card that looked like the suspected gunman. The false reports were perhaps the most prominent errors in a day filled with confusing and contradictory information. The shooter was later identified as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old from Fort Worth, Texas. Slate / Future Tense Deleting tweets doesn’t undo the damage. That said, Todd deserves at least some credit for continuing to report and tweet about how the mistake transpired. The Washington Post / Erik Wemple Given that other outlets reported the name, and that they subsequently turned out to have been right, what could CNN possibly have been waiting for? The Erik Wemple Blog put that question to CNN. Spokeswoman Edie Emery responded that the network didn’t go with story until “the FBI told CNN the name on the record.” Revolutionary. Had CBS News and NBC News followed that prescription earlier in the day, they wouldn’t have pushed the bogus name of a suspect into the public realm. The Washington Post / The Switch A section for finding the Navy Yard shooters on the popular online community Reddit has been banned. Reddit became a gathering place for amateur sleuthing in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing earlier this year, fueling what some reports called “online witch hunts” that resulted in some people being falsely identified as the bomber.
GalleyCat: It’s Judy Blume’s birthday. Get crazy!
AppNewser: Here’s an android app that saves you data by pre-loading video only when you have wi-fi. It’s basically smarter than most of us.
- TVSpy: A Dallas, Texas, meteorologist tweeted the five o’clock news forecast because a power outage at the station kept the programming from airing. Someone give that guy a raise. That’s dedication.
- AgencySpy: Here’s a video of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar promoting the Smashing Pumpkins. Yeah, we don’t know either.
- FishbowlDC: Find out what time Chuck Todd pees each morning. We have nothing further to add.
The final event of the first day was “Insights and Analysis: Leading National Political Reporters Discuss the Campaign” panel. And yes, all panel’s names were also long descriptions. It was, after all “ELECTION 2008: Obama vs. McCain: What Happened and What Comes Next?” conference that we will call EOVMWHAWCNCon for short.
You can watch all the panels here.
During the Q&A the question was floated who would be the next Tim Russert. Who will be the next television journalist to vet future candidates?
Mike Allen said the names John King of CNN, Gwen Ifill and Chuck Todd. John Harris offered up Chris Matthews. Then Mike Allen noted that NY Observer had also mentioned John Harris as a possible replacement.