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CNN gang turns storm coverage into comedy of misinformation

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Meteorologist Chad Myers sees something on a National Weather Service chat board and goes on Piers Morgan’s air to inaccurately report that the New York Stock Exchange is under three feet of water. And in no time Morgan, fellow host Erin Burnett and money man Ali Velshi are practically postulating on the end of Western civilization as we know it. (Velshi: “This will have an influence worldwide on people’s wealth.”) Except, oops, the stuff they were putting out was all baloney. Julie Moos writes about last night’s embarrassment in detail at Poynter.
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