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Snowmaggedon Sounds So Much Cooler Than Nemo

So Nemo, is what we’re calling this? This storm will sound nothing like Ellen DeGeneres as a clownfish (oh wait, she was Dory). Anyway, maybe the Weather Channel can come up with more daunting names next year. Remember Snowpacalyse which hit three years this week? Also Snowmaggedon?

So, what are the networks planning? The Weather Channel had already blown out their reality shows in primetime last night with storm prep coverage. The news and business networks have reporters out in the field.

CNN is planning to be live overnight tonight and into Saturday covering the storm. Chad Myers and Jen Delgado will monitor the storm’s movement from the CNN Weather Center. Reporters and anchors including Jason Carroll, Susan Candiotti, Poppy Harlow, Ali Velshi, Ashleigh Banfield, Zain Asher, Alison Kosik, Mary Snow (appropriately), Gary Tuchman and Brian Todd will be out and about.

Brooke Baldwin anchors overnight coverage from balmy Atlanta. “This is when you know there’s a serious breaking news story,” said Baldwin during 2pmET coverage, “Look at all the pizza boxes at CNN.”

On Fox News, Anna Kooiman and Molly Lyon will report live. The storm has pushed the Saturday morning business block to the afternoon, from 2-4pmET. Kelly Wright and Jamie Colby will continue with live coverage from 10-Noon.

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Andrew Breitbart crashes Rep. Anthony Weiner News Conference. How the Cablers Covered

If you were watching Fox News, CNN or MSNBC around 4pmET today, you saw the same story, reported three different ways.

First, let’s back up to this morning when conservative author Andrew Breitbart posted new images purported to be of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) on his blogs. By the early afternoon, after the new pictures had cascaded through the political/media blogosphere, Rep. Weiner called a news conference for 4pm in New York City.

But at 4pm sharp — instead of Weiner speaking to the assembled press at the New York Sheraton, Breitbart took to the stage. CNN’s Mary Snow, at the news conference, called it “a little bit surreal.”

Surreal for viewers at home, too, as each news channel covered Breitbart’s comments differently. Fox News, for the most part, kept the audio up, allowing viewers to listen to what he was saying, as Neil Cavuto and Bret Baier anchored. CNN kept the live picture of Breitbart up, but did not carry the audio as Snow and anchor Brooke Baldwin discussed what was happening. MSNBC only took the image of Breitbart as he left the podium at 4:12pm. “I’m told that Andrew Breitbart may have hijacked the Anthony Weiner news conference,” said anchor Dylan Ratigan.

Breitbart’s message: I’m vindicated.

Weiner’s message — when he turned up at the podium at 4:25pmET:  I lied.

Weiner admitted that he’d taken pictures of himself and sent them via Twitter; he apologized to his wife and family and the women he’d sent the photos to. He said he did not break any laws or violate the Constitution of the U.S. and therefore will not resign his Congressional seat. He left the podium at 4:52pm.