CNN Reports Confusion on the Potomac

September 11, 2009 discussion, lead

cnn-coastguardFrom:  Al Tompkins, Poynter Online

“CNN unnerved the nation Friday morning with live reports of Coast Guard teams firing on a suspect vessel on the Potomac River that would not stop when ordered. We know now it was just radio chatter, part of a “routine and low-level” Coast Guard exercise. And to top it all off, it came on the morning of the anniversary of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.”

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