- Judge rules Florida Legislature must redraw congressional districts by Aug. 15
- Bruce Ritchie: If voters want new energy policy, they need to elect new legislators
- I don’t remember Florida GOP complaining about Rudy Giuliani campaigning at St. Pete High School
- $1 million sought with claims bill filed for truck driver’s death
- Solid U.S. hiring stretches into 6th month as employers add 209,000 jobs; rate rises to 6.2 pct
- Congress sends President Obama bills on VA, highways, but House GOP fails to move on immigration reform
SCOTUSblog: How CNN got it wrong
If you’re obsessed with the details of how CNN blew its coverage of the Supreme Court’s decision on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, SCOTUS Blog has a 7000 word minute by minute recap. It captures the frenzy of reporters trying speed-read the syllabus of the Court’s decision (the summary that the Supreme Court often includes in a ruling) and determine what the decision actually was.
For all the mockery that CNN has received for initially announcing the mandate was overturned, SCOTUSblog’s recap makes clear that the network was wrong for about five minutes. Further, in contrast to Fox, which made the same mistake, CNN experienced more embarrassment because it had such an excellent job of integrating television, Internet and social media for reporting. When Fox erred on the air, it wasn’t as well-linked with its website or Twitter so it was less noticed.
The recap with its second by second accounting of how media outlets reported the news in the first fifteen minutes after the Court’s decision can be a little tedious. But it does give an interesting window inside what it is actually like reporting breaking news for a television network.
Via Ben Jacobs of the Political Animal.