While CNN and Fox News Channel were in breaking news mode early this morning, broadcasting continuous live coverage of the London bomb scare, MSNBC was acting like nothing had happened.
MSNBC’s First Look, live at 5am and repeated at 5:30am, barely made mention of the developing story. The top story was yesterday’s immigration defeat in Congress.
Anchor Joel Connable was finally forced to mention the terror plot once, when tossing to CNBC Europe for a market update. “The discovery of what police in London are calling an explosive device is having a big effect on the markets there,” he said.
But viewers wanting to know more about the “discovery” had to turn to CNN or FNC…
> Update: 5:21pm: “ABC’s 4:30am show America This Morning had Jim Scuitto live on the phone, standing in front of the car, while NBC’s Early Today only did a 15 second vo, 15 minutes into their broadcast,” an e-mailer adds…
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