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An Arrest in Boston Blasts? Depends Which Network You’re Watching

Around 1:30 this afternoon, CNN’s John King went on the air reporting from one of his sources that a suspect in the Boston blasts has been identified. Fox News’s Catherine Herridge reported the news moments later: “Fox confirming that the feds have an image which would suggest that a suspect at that second bombing site.” But on MSNBC, NBC’s longtime Justice correspondent Pete Williams broke in to Andrea Mitchell‘s show, to temper reports: “It bears repeating perhaps because of some reporting that’s going on about a suspect … we’re told they’ve identified a number of people in these pictures they’ve looked at that could be potentially folks they want to pursue… but to say they have a suspect is not correct at this point.”

That didn’t slow the reporting on CNN and Fox News. By 1:50pm, Wolf Blitzer, along with King, was reporting an arrest had been made. Fox News, too, reported an arrest. NBC News went so far as to produce a network special report, anchored by Brian Williams — which aired on MSNBC — with Pete Williams again reporting, “No arrest has been made.”

Williams added, “It’s rather confusing at this point. Partly because of the nomenclature here. One person’s item of interest is another person’s suspect. I would take a step back and say whatever is going on, it is a promising development.”

Stay tuned.

> Update: At 2:21 on Fox News, Megyn Kelly reported: “This is the situation we find ourselves in, folks. We got different law enforcement officers telling us different things. Two said to (Foxnews.com) that an arrest has been made. And now two are telling us no arrest has been made.”

> Update: At 2:28 on CNN, former FBI assistant director Tom Fuentes contradicted CNN’s reporting: “I have actually three separate sources, but two that are very highly placed and close to the investigation that have just told me that there has been no arrest, and, in fact, a suspect has not been identified by name yet, that they have — they’re looking for someone, but don’t have anybody in custody yet and don’t have an identification.”

> Update: John King on CNN at 2:46: “Part of this reflects on us, part of it also reflects on people you talk to, reliable sources, and Fran Townsend is one of our finest people, Boston law enforcement source saying we got it. When you have people who have been reliable sources if they’re ahead of themselves, we need to circle with them. We need to figure this out ourselves.”

> More: A CNN spokesperson tells HuffPost’s Michael Calderone: “CNN had three credible sources on both local and federal levels. Based on this information we reported our findings. As soon as our sources came to us with new information we adjusted our reporting.”

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Media Continues Pressing for Answers on Benghazi

Amid the extensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy and what’s become a second tier story, the presidential election, a few news organizations continue to report on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11. On ABCNews.com today, Jake Tapper and a few of his colleagues put together a story about the effort to get answers:

As he left his Marine One helicopter Wednesday evening and walked to the residence of the White House, President Obama did not respond to a question shouted out by ABC News’s Mary Bruce about when he would begin to provide answers to the numerous questions building up about what exactly what went wrong …. The president smiled and continued walking.

Tapper concludes about the Benghazi push-back, “they are deferring detailed answers to the investigation and – critics say – running out the clock until Election Day.”

Fox News’s Jennifer Griffin has covered the story extensively, tonight reporting on a communications breakdown on the night of the attack while Griffin’s FNC colleague Catherine Herridge has gotten her hands on classified cables. And journalists Harald Doornbos and Jenan Moussa, reporting for Foreign Policy, found “several ash-strewn documents beneath rubble in the looted Tactical Operations Center.”

ABC News asked White House press secretary Jay Carney on Air Force One today how closely the President is following the media reports about what went wrong in Benghazi. “Is he engaged in the investigation and receiving updates on the investigation, or is he waiting until it’s complete?” ABC News’ Devin Dwyer asked.

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Fox News Looks Back at Fort Hood Killings

Fox News will air an hour-long primetime special tonight on the 2009 Fort Hood killings. Co-anchored by Bill Hemmer and Catherine Herridge, with commentary from Greg Gutfeld, the special features interviews with victims and witnesses and an investigation of the threat of enemies within the U.S. military.

“Fox Files: The Enemy Within” airs tonight at 10pmET. Watch a preview here:


Fox News Discrimination Suit Dismissed

A civil suit filed by the EEOC on behalf of Fox News correspondent Catherine Herridge claiming discrimination by her employer was thrown out today. Herridge lodged a complaint in 2007 alleging that she was discriminated against because of her age and gender. Last year the EEOC took up her case, and sued FNC, as we noted at the time.

Today, as FishbowlDC’s Matt Dornic writes, the case was thrown out by a federal judge:

“If you wish to have a serious negotiation…I suggest that you and Herridge become more realistic,” wrote Judge Leon in a summary document, highlighting the wild 95% salary increase request.  “After close examination of this record, I also conclude that no juror could find that Herridge’s alleged harms would constitute materially adverse action in the mind of a reasonable employee,” said Leon.

Read more at FishbowlDC here.

Fox News Reporting: Secrets of 9/11

Tonight Bill Hemmer hosts “Fox News Reporting: Secrets of 9/11. The one-hour program, airing in place of “On the Record” at 10pmET, features investigative reports by FNC correspondents Catherine Herridge and Eric Shawn revealing new details of the associates of the 9/11 terrorists and a support network in the United States. Here’s a preview.

Fox News’ Exclusive Trip with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano

Fox News Channel went on an exclusive New Years Eve trip with Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

National correspondent Catherine Herridge, Justice Department producer Mike Levine, and cameraman Steve Shelton traveled exclusively with Secretary Napolitano during her week-long trip to Afghanistan, Qatar, Israel, and Belgium.

“Seeing is worth a thousand words,” Napolitano said after the tour. “This all involves safety and security in this part of the world. And that is something that has direct connection as well to the United States.”

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EEOC Sues Fox News, FNC Says it is ‘Politically Motivated’

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Fox News Channel for allegedly retaliating against one of its reporters, Catherine Herridge. In 2007, Herridge lodged a complaint with manageemnt saying that she had been discriminated against due to her age and gender. Eventually, the two sides settled and Herridge signed a new contract.

Indeed, Herridge still works for FNC, and appeared on the network just this morning, as pictured here.

FNC responded to Mediaite, with EVP of legal & business affairs Dianne Brandi writing in a statement that politics was behind the lawsuit:

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Hostage Situation at Discovery Communications HQ

The big three cable news channels as well as CNBC and FBN are all covering an apparent hostage situation at the Silver Spring, Maryland headquarters of Discovery Communications.

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Update: Multiple Updates after the jump.

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Arrest in Times Square Bomb Attempt

Here’s how the cable news networks reported the overnight arrest of a suspect in the Times Square bomb plot.

MSNBCArrest_5.4.jpgMSNBC reported the arrest at 12:06amET with NBC’s Pete Williams breaking the news, along with WNBC anchor Lynn Berry who has been filling in on MNSBC. Williams was first to ID the suspect as Pakistani-American Faisal Shahzad. WNBC investigative reporter Jonathan Dienst as well as reporter Ida Siegel in Connecticut joined in MSNBC’s coverage before and after the 1:30amET news conference from Attorney General Eric Holder.

CNNArrest_5.4.jpgCNN interrupted a Larry King Live re-air at 12:21amET with the news, interestingly during an earlier interview about the plot with former DHS secretary Tom Ridge. CNN began a simulcast of CNN International with anchor Asieh Namdar and including CNN domestic correspondents Susan Candiotti and Deborah Feyerick at JFK, where Faisal was arrested around 11:45pmET, trying to get on a flight to Dubai.

FNCArrest_5.4.jpgFox News reported the story at 12:25amET with Ainsley Earhardt, eventually being joined by anchor Gregg Jarrett just before 3amET. Correspondent Catherine Herridge and anchors Bret Baier and Greta Van Susteren contributed from Washington, D.C. by phone.

The Ticker: Tapper, Herridge, Matthews…

> Jennifer Tapper, wife of ABC News White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, gave birth this morning to Jack Raymond Tapper. 9 lb., 10oz. Jack joins older sister Alice. FishbowlDC has a picture of Jake & Jack.

> FBDC also caught up with FNC’s Catherine Herridge who, along with her husband and young sons, participated in the kick-off of the Combined Federal Campaign.

> Chris Matthews was on Jay Leno‘s 10 @ 10 segment last night. And wouldn’t you know, Glenn Beck came up:

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