This Is CNN?

  • Aired:  04/22/13
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While other networks used a studio anchor to keep Boston bombing coverage from going adrift, CNN instead went with a sandlot football approach. (6:09)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK TO THE

SHOW.

WELCOME BACK.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO GIVE CREDIT

WHERE CREDIT IS DUE.

THIS PAST WEEK NO ONE HAS BEEN

MORE DESERVING THAN NBC.

PETE WILLIAMS DID A GREAT JOB

WHEN HE WAS COVERING THIS TERROR

ATTACK.

BRIAN WILLIAMS DID A GREAT JOB.

SERENA WILLIAMS, I THOUGHT, WAS

VERY GOOD.

ROBIN WILLIAMS, WILL I AM,

EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE NBC

WILLIAMS' FAMILY.

OF COURSE, THERE WERE THE

OCCASIONAL NEWS SLIP-UPS.

YOUR NEW YORK POST.

MIGHT HAVE MISIDENTIFIED TWO

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AT

TERRORISTS AND PUT THEM ON THE

COVER OF THEIR NEWSPAPER.

BUT, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY A PAPER

RUN BY ACCURACY AFICIONADO

RUPERT MURDOCH WOULD OBVIOUSLY

BE QUICK TO CORRECT SUCH AN

EGREGIOUS MISTAKE.

>> RUPERT MURDOCH THE OWNER OF

THE NEW YORK POST HAS NOT

APOLOGIZED.

IN FACT HE SAID ON TWITTER AND

I'LL READ IT.

ONLY NEW YORK POST PICTURES WERE

THOSE DISTRIBUTED BY F.B.I. AND

INSTANTLY DRAWN WHEN F.B.I.

CHANGED DIRECTION.

>> Jon: WHY WOULDN'T RUPERT

MURDOCH APOLOGIZE FOR

ENDANGERING TWO TOTALLY INNOCENT

YOUNG MEN?

IS IT PERHAPS THAT YEARS AGO HE

PURCHASED AND HAD INSTALLED ALL

OF HITLER'S INTERNAL ORGANS?

OF COURSE EVERYONE HAD A LITTLE

FUN AT CNN'S EXPENSE FOR THEIR

MONSTER GAFFE WHEN THEY CLAIMED

AN ARREST HAD BEEN MADE IN THE

CASE AND THERE WAS NONE.

THEY TOOK EXTRA CARE NOT TO

MISREPORT AGAIN.

>> OF COURSE WE HAVE NO IDEA ON

THE MOTIVATION.

WE HAVE TO EMPHASIZE THAT AGAIN

AND AGAIN AND AGAIN BECAUSE AT

THIS POINT WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO

IDEA.

>> DID THE POLICE GIVE YOU ANY

INDICATION OF WHAT KIND OF

ACTIVITY IS GOING ON?

>> THEY'RE NOT.

NO.

THEY'RE NOT GIVING US ANY SENSE

OF WHAT'S GOING ON.

>> IT'S JUST ODD.

WE DON'T KNOW WHY THIS HAPPENED.

>> THIS IS A LOT OF FIRSTS GOING

ON.

NOT EVERY MOVEMENT MEANS THAT

SOMETHING MEANINGFUL IS

HAPPENING.

>> Jon: SEE?

IS THAT SO HARD?

WHAT'S GOING ON OVER THERE?

[BLEEP].

MUCH MORE RESPONSIBLE WAY OF

BROADCASTING THAN YOUR USUAL SAY

IT FIRST AND HAVE ANDERSON

COOPER CORRECT IT LATER.

AT LEAST THEY'RE TRYING

SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

WHILE ALL THE OTHER NETWORKS

CHOSE TO HAVE AN ANCHOR IN THE

STUDIO THAT KEPT THE KAY ON

THETIC COVERAGE FROM GOING

ADRIFT.

CNN WENT MORE WITH YOUR SAND LOT

FOOTBALL.

EVERYONE GO LONG!

FORCING THEIR REPORTERS TO LET

THE CONTROL ROOM KNOW WHEN THEY

WERE OPEN FOR AN ON-CAMERA PASS.

>> GUYS, YOU GOT TO COME TO US.

LISTEN, OKAY.

A HUGE... JAKE, JAKE, JAKE,

JOHN.

>> Jon: I THINK THE LADY ON

CAMERA FOUR AS TO PEE.

LET'S GO TO HER LIVE AND FIND

OUT.

CAMERA FOUR.

I'M KIDDING.

IT MUST HAVE BEEN BIG NEWS TO

BREAK.

WHAT WAS THE BIG NEWS?

>> JAKE, JAKE, JAKE, JOHN, A

HUGE CARAVAN OF CARS.

WE CAN SMELL SMOKE RIGHT NOW.

THERE'S A HELICOPTER UP IN THE

AIR.

THE SMELL OF SMOKE IS IN THE

AIR.

IT'S DEFINITE.

THERE'S A HUGE PRESENCE HERE.

LOOK AT ALL THESE CARS THAT ARE

COMING.

SOMETHING JUST HAPPENED.

WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS.

>> Jon: YOU'RE FLAGGING DOWN THE

CAMERAMAN.

IT TURNS OUT IT'S P. DIDDY AND

HIS ENTOURAGE.

I APOLOGIZE BUT THE UP TO THE

MINUTE COVERAGE.

>> A COUPLE OF CARS ARE NOW

BEGINNING TO MOVE.

>> CARS GOING STRAIGHT.

YOU'VE GOT CARS PEEL TO GO THE

RIGHT.

A NUMBER OF VEHICLES JUST PULLED

OUT.

WE HEAR ONE OF THE CANINE DOGS

BARKING.

INTERESTING.

THAT DOG IS BARKING.

>> WE CAN SMELL... THERE WAS

SOMETHING IN THE AIR.

>> THAT'S AT LEAST A THIRD

CANINE DOG.

AGAIN BARKING.

BARKING VERY, VERY LOUDLY.

THEY MAY BE SMELLING WHAT WE

THOUGHT WE SMELLED.

>> Jon: LET ME TELL YOU

SOMETHING WITH CANINE DOGS.

I GOT ONE OF THEM.

THEY BARK A LOT.

SOMETIMES THEY'LL JUST [BLEEP]

STARE OUT THE WINDOW AND BARK

EVEN WHEN THERE'S NOTHING OUT

THERE.

SOMETIMES HE LICKS HIS OWN

GENITALS, YOU KNOW.

YOU CAN'T ALWAYS READ A LOT INTO

WHAT THEY DO.

NEWSWISE.

BUT IF THERE'S ONE THING YOU CAN

SAY FOR THIS NETWORK, THEY WERE

THERE.

>> YOU CAN HEAR THIS OFFICER.

THIS OFFICER IS NOW CLEARING

PEOPLE EVEN FARTHER FROM NORFOLK

STREET.

>> GET OUT OF THE WAY, PLEASE.

WE ARE ALSO BEING TOLD TO

STAND BACK BECAUSE WE'RE BEING

MOVED RIGHT NOW.

OFFICER, WHAT'S GOING ON?

>> I DON'T KNOW BUT I NEED YOU

ACROSS THE STREET TO KEEP YOU

SAFE.

>> WE SNAKE THROUGH ALLEYS AND

BACKYARDS TO GET TO A COUPLE OF

HUNDRED OF YARDS NEAR THE BOAT.

POLICE RUSHED US SAYING WE WERE

IN THE CROSS FIRE ZONE.

>> CLEAR OUT.

PLEASE.

SNIEM WHAT A GREAT USE OF POLICE

RESOURCES, RUSHING THE CAMERA

CREW.

NOT SURE THE SEARCH FOR THE

DANGEROUS TERRORIST IS THE BEST

TIME TO SAY SCREW THE COPS.

EVEN THE TMZ GUY WOULD BE LIKE

[BLEEP] LET THEM DO THEIR JOBS.

IT WAS A NOBLE EFFORT.

YOU KNOW, KEEP GOING.

IT WILL GET BETTER.

ANY FINAL THOUGHTS?

>> BEING IN WATERTOWN RIGHT NOW,

THE STREETS ARE EMPTY.

IT'S ERIE.

IT'S AS THOUGH A BOMB HAD

DROPPED SOMEWHERE.

>> Jon: YES, IT DOES SEEM LIKE

THAT SOMETIMES.

IT'S NOT SO MUCH A METAPHOR AS,

WHAT ACTUALLY

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