Election Night at CNN called 'debacle' by panel
February 7, 2001 4:57 AM   Subscribe

Election Night at CNN called 'debacle' by panel -- Well thank you, Captain Obvious! For this they needed a "panel"? To be fair, though, CNN did announce some changes to its election coverage policies ...
posted by shauna (3 comments total)
You already done made all the jokes!
posted by sonofsamiam at 7:19 AM on February 7, 2001

I'm glad someone is under investigation. But the funny change was "waiting until all the polls are closed before announcing a state", sounds like common sense that should have been used last year.
posted by passionblack at 8:30 AM on February 7, 2001

I found the most interesting conclusion by the panel to be their statement that, "The unanimous network calls for Bush created a premature impression that Bush was the winner in Florida. That characterization carried through the post-election challenge. Gore was perceived as the challenger and labeled a "sore loser" for trying to steal the election."
posted by bathtime at 2:25 AM on February 9, 2001

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