I happened to be on MSNBC at the time Cheryl Casone cut in with news that Justice Rehnquist had passed away. Flipped over to CNN and Carol Lin was already talking to Jeffery Toobin about it. Flipped over to FOX and saw tape. Waited. FOX cut in with Carol Iovanna about two minutes later. Iovanna tossed to Greta Van Susteren.
Now what’s going to be the lead story for the cable nets this week? Hurricane or Rehnquist? Or half and half?
UPDATE: A tipster emailed in the break-in times (according to his TiVo clock)
CNN at 11:06:23pm ET
MSNBC at 11:12:20pm ET
FOX at 11:14:10pm ET
- MSNBC’s Casone is struggling. Now she’s on NBC as well. So far there’s been nobody for her to toss to. Ugh…Casone just led in to a Pete Williams canned piece on Rehnquist. Only I recognize the voice and it’s Chris Jansing! Casone acknowledged that at the end of the piece. Now Casone is talking by phone with Williams.
UPDATE: I think it’s safe to say that these guys aren’t thrilled with what’s going on at MSNBC tonight…
- FOX’s Iovanna is now talking with Susan Estrich.