WHAC got a tip that CNN is conducting an investigation into who leaked the Aaron Brown/Anderson Cooper switch idea which TVNewser ran with, and was subsequently picked up by everybody….
CNN has instituted an investigation into who leaked “information” to TVNewser which he printed as fact, not opinion, which subsequently was picked up by all “trade” papers.
This is the second time employees from CNN have been involved in a situation with bloggers employed by mediabistro, (fishbowl NY), which resulted in a CNN employee being fired for his actions.
TVNewser was given a warning after his first post Monday morning, he then issued a “clarification” or, as some might call it, the truth, which the trade papers did not take notice of in their reporting, and TVNewser again Tuesday morning credited himself with “the scoop” when citing the trade paper reports.
Unfortunately people will lose their jobs over this. CNN management is furious and have clamped down. THIS IS BIG.
TVNewser has been notified of this investigation