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View Diary: CNN: Voting Rights Didn't Disappear (Our Reporting On it Did) (14 comments)

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  •  To be fair,the story is in your screen capture (1+ / 0-)
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    Near the bottom there -- under National Conversations -- where it has a picture of the Supreme Court building and says "big step backward on race." I suppose CNN assumes everyone already knows about the ruling as part of yesterday's news. Not having gone to the CNN site, I can't say much about their reporting, but I can say that on Monday night, I saw CNN reporter Joe Johns with an assistant working overtime to prepare for the decision, furiously taking notes at a panel discussion presented by the AU law school, on voting rights issues, including the then anticipated Shelby County decision.

    Here's my question: Who goes to the CNN website looking for reporting on news? I mean, I guess I can understand turning on the TV to CNN, but their website?

    Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

    by FischFry on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 05:07:58 AM PDT

    •  I might add.... (0+ / 0-)

      He was the only reporter there. Perhaps reporters for other news organizations didn't feel they needed to know the perspectives of lawyers who have been working on voting rights issues in Texas for decades, but Joe Johns came out for the discussion.

      Coming Soon -- to an Internet connection near you:

      by FischFry on Wed Jun 26, 2013 at 05:10:00 AM PDT

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      •  Wrath toward CNN editors, not the valiant reporter (1+ / 0-)
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        It seems a legitimate complaint to me to point out that the story was buried the morning after the decision came down.

        In the original diary, I indicated where on the second screen cap to find where the story had been buried.

        It's great that Joe Johns was doing yeoman's work. The least his bosses can do is give his coverage of the historic evisceration of the Voting Rights Act the morning after it occurred.

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