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Freelance Journalist’s Reporting on Downed Plane Draws Kudos From Anderson Cooper

When breaking news situations like the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 happen, networks often depend on eyewitnesses and citizen journalists for initial coverage.

Over the last 24 hours, one of those journalists has been Noah Sneider. Sneider is an American freelance journalist who witnessed the downing of the plane in Ukraine yesterday from a small village near the crash site. He’s described the scene via phone for CNN several times since news broke yesterday morning, calling in and reporting during hours anchored by Anderson Cooper, Don Lemon, Jake Tapper, and Brooke Baldwin.

And one of those anchors took notice, praising Sneider’s reporting this afternoon.

“You wander through these fields and you pretty much have to watch every step because if you don’t you can step on a person’s organs,” Sneider recounted last night while being interviewed by Don Lemon. “It’s like it was raining body parts.”

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The Scoreboard: Thursday, July 17

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 341 | MSNBC: 91 | CNN: 276 | HLN: 113
  • Primetime: FNC: 570 | MSNBC: 184 | CNN: 488 | HLN: 131

4p: 5p: 6p 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Shepard:

298

Shepard:

415

Baier:

487

Greta:

377

O’Reilly:

561

Kelly:

534

Hannity:

615

Kelly:

548

Kelly:

406

MSNBC
Wagner:

78

EdShow:

114

Sharpton:

118

Matthews:

125

Hayes:

171

Maddow:

212

O’Donnell:

168

Hayes:

156

Maddow:

117

CNN
Tapper:

383

Blitzer:

383

Blitzer

351

Burnett:

412

Cooper:

486

Cooper:

487

Tonight:

490

Tonight:

362

CNNI:

335

HLN
Now:

137

Files:

81

Files:

77

Jane:

84

Grace:

112

Dr.Drew:

105

Files:

176

Files:

180

Files:

203

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Networks Pivot From Ukraine to Gaza as Israel Launches Ground Offensive

Shortly before 4pmET, cable and broadcast networks turned from Ukraine — where they have spent most of the day reporting on Malyasia Airlines flight 17, which was shot down near the Russian border this morning — to Gaza, where Israel has just launched a ground offensive after several days of violence there.

ABC’s George Stephanopoulos was the only broadcast anchor still on the air when news of the ground invasion broke. “We’re just getting reports now from our Hamish MacDonald that Israeli military confirms to ABC news that the ground phase of the war in Gaza has indeed begun,” Stephanopoulos said. “Another huge crisis escalating at the same time as we’re getting all of these reports of the downed airliner.”

On cable, Shepard Smith continues to anchor from the Fox News Deck, joined by John Huddy from Gaza. Jake Tapper is anchoring on CNN, joined by Wolf Blitzer in Jerusalem. CNN’s Ben Wedeman and Karl Penhaul also reported from Gaza during the 4pmET hour. Alex Wagner is anchoring on MSNBC.

MSNBC and CNN have mostly focused on the plane during the 4pmET hour, while Fox News has stayed with the Gaza story.

>Update: As an out of breath John Huddy voiced a running eyewitness account on Fox News, describing what he sees and hears, Smith said, “John Huddy is giving us a view like you won’t see on any channel in this world. I’m watching all of them. And nobody has this view, and nobody has this eye on this, except John Huddy.” Watch here.

The P.M. Ticker: Targeting, Thomas, Tapper

  • Reporters Without Borders says the Israeli Defense Forces is deliberately targeting journalists who are covering the current flare-up of violence between Israel and the Palestinian Territories.

  • Shawna Thomas joins “Meet the Press” as Senior Editor responsible for digital strategy. Thomas has been with NBC News since 2006, the last three years as White House producer.

  • CNN’s “The Lead” launches a new segment today called “Why Won’t Washington Work.” Jake Tapper will look at seemingly simple solutions that get bogged down in Washington red tape.

The Scoreboard: Thursday, June 26

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 202 | MSNBC: 60 | CNN: 85 | HLN: 91
  • Primetime: FNC: 306 | MSNBC: 101 | CNN: 163 | HLN: 157

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

121

TheFive:

199

Baier:

229

Greta:

170

O’Reilly:

299

Megyn:

327

Hannity:

290

O’Reilly:

182

Megyn:

151

MSNBC
Wagner:

36

EdShow:

53

Sharpton:

79

Matthews:

89

Hayes:

89

Maddow:

104

O’Donnell:

109

Hayes:

51

Maddow:

42

CNN
Tapper:

32

Blitzer:

63

Blitz/Cross:

71/65

Burnett:

68

Cooper:

96

Sixties:

196

Sixties:

Cooper:

151

Sixties:

75

HLN
News:

18

Files:

25

Files:

55

Jane:

68

Grace:

153

DrDrew:

173

Files:

147

Files:

158

Files:

142

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Broadcast, Cable Networks Cover Obama Iraq Statement

In a statement from the White House briefing room this afternoon, President Obama said the U.S. is prepared to take “targeted and precise” military action in Iraq, but reinforced his earlier decision that American troops will not be returning to combat in the region.

The broadcast and cable news networks all had live coverage of the President’s remarks. The press conference was originally scheduled for 12:30 p.m. and was pushed back more than an hour.

George Stephanopoulos anchored on ABC News, with Martha Raddatz in Baghdad and Jon Karl at the White House. On NBC, Brian Williams anchored from New York with Chuck Todd at the White House and Richard Engel in Baghdad. Sharon Alfonsi anchored on CBS with Major Garrett at the White House and Clarissa Ward in Baghdad. Bill Hemmer anchored a special report from New York for Fox affiliates.

On the cable news networks: Ronan Farrow anchored from New York on MSNBC, Jake Tapper anchored from Washington on CNN and Jon Scott and Jenna Lee anchored on Fox News.

Obama took questions from Coleen McCain Nelson of the Wall Street Journal, CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta, Juliet Eilperin of The Washington Post and Peter Maer of CBS News.

Jake Tapper Has a Message for Tweeters: ‘You Can’t Delete A Prayer’

Appearing on “Late Night With Seth Meyers,” Jake Tapper had a message for Twitter users who fluctuated on their support for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl before and after his rescue.

“The best is the people who had tweeted their thoughts and prayers to Bowe Bergdahl, and then all this stuff happened, and they went back and deleted their prayers. You can’t delete a prayer,” Tapper laughed. “It’s the weirdest thing in the world to delete a prayer,” he continued. The CNN anchor also showed off his cartoonist skills.

Tapper: They’re Not Going to Free Members of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

Tapper McCainSomehow, a famous Beatles album became part of the discussion this afternoon while Jake Tapper and Senator John McCain discussed the exchange of five Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

“Senator, they’re not going to free members who are members of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” Tapper said.

“It’s going to be bad guys that are released in exchange for an American,” he added.

“There is a huge difference Jake,” McCain responded, noting these are the top leaders of the Taliban, and that critics claiming he swapped positions on Bergdahl’s release after the fact are “lying.”

“I obviously would have to know the details,” McCain said, stressing that’s what he stipulated before the swap was made. “The details are unacceptable,” he added.

The Scoreboard: Friday, May 30

25-54 demographic (Live +SD)

  • Total day: FNC: 185 | MSNBC: 95 | CNN: 71 | HLN: 105
  • Primetime: FNC: 262 | MSNBC: 104 | CNN: 66 | HLN: 107

4p: 5p: 6p: 7p: 8p: 9p: 10p: 11p: 12a:
FNC
Cavuto:

125

TheFive:

245

Baier:

230

Greta:

214

O’Reilly:

298

Kelly:

279

Hannity:

210

O’Reilly:

239

Kelly:

192

MSNBC
Wagner:

48

EdShow:

79

Sharpton:

96

Matthews:

101

Hayes:

95

Maddow:

88

Lockup:

129

Lockup:

185

Lockup:

252

CNN
Tapper:

73

Blitzer:

79

Blitzer:

69

Burnett:

62

Cooper:

86

Sixties:

77

Spot/Unguard:

42/29

Bourdain:

87

Bourdain:

114

HLN
News:

42

WWYD:

73

DrDrew:

63

Secret:

77

Grace:

68

Files:

93

Files:

160

Files:

250

Files:

307

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DCNewsers In Profile: Greta, Andrea, Jake

  • greta_indecisiongameFNC’s Greta Van Susteren has been deemed one of the 100 most powerful women in the world by Forbes, the only on-air journalist on the list: “As the longest-running cable news anchor in the U.S., Van Susteren has managed to keep On the Record as the No. 1 show in its time slots for more than a decade.” Angela Merkel is #1, Michelle Obama is #8, Oprah Winfrey is #14.

  • NBC’s Andrea Mitchell talks with the Washingtonian about how she got into news: “I was an English major and a violinist at the University of Pennsylvania, and the radio station needed someone. I covered politics for the Ivy League radio network, which led to an internship at NBC’s local affiliate.”

  • CNN’s Jake Tapper talks with AdWeek about his political beliefs: “I don’t believe in inefficient government; I don’t believe in wasting money, but I don’t assume that people come to my show because they want to see their worldview affirmed. We’re looking to have a cafeteria of ideas.”

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