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‘World News’ Reports on Tornado Warnings, Without Acknowledging Criticism of Previous Incident

After being publicly criticized yesterday for a report stating Monday’s tornadoes hit Alabama residents with “no warning,” “World News” anchor Diane Sawyer backpedaled last night, saying the death toll “could have been far worse” without the tornado warning system.

The report noted the contributions of local forecasters — including James Spann, chief meteorologist at ABC-affiliated WBMA, who was the most vocal of Sawyer’s critics — but did not include an acknowledgement of the previous night’s report:

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