BTK: CNN’s Affiliation Pays Off


By Brian 

This Wichita Eagle story sums up cable news coverage of the BTK killer arrest over the weekend. “Fox News Channel and and MSNBC were left in the dark,” an e-mailer noted, because CNN has a tight relationship with the local affiliate KAKE — the station that communicated with the serial killer. CNN dipped into local coverage at some points, and on Sunday their lead anchor came on CNN to share some exclusive tidbits, half an hour before he told local viewers on his evening newscast. CNN was also the first to broadcast a picture of the suspect, the story notes…

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