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Friday, May 05, 2006

Rep. Kennedy Bounces CIA's Goss From Leading Story on NBC Nightly News

Decisons, decisions. Both ABC and CBS led tonight with the Goss surprise resignation from the CIA. But my favorite anchor Brian Williams led with Rep. Patrick Kennedy. At the top of the news he mentioned the two breaking stories, justifying why he must choose between one or the other as the leading one. Breaking? These stories happened hours ago and anyone near a computer, if not a TV, will know about them by the time the network news come along. But to put the Kennedy story at the top? NBC drifted with it for 7 minutes before getting around to the Porter Goss resignation. In the meantime, ABC and CBS had their in-depth coverage of the resignation (not rehab) story. CBS even managed to get in the Darfur ceasefire in that space of time. So, what happened to NBC's political news sense as to the most important story of the day? And not to be out of step, as NBC was earlier, Wolf Blitzer is leading with the Goss story right now on CNN's 7PM ET segment of Situation Room.

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