Saddam: CNN First With Execution, Citing Al Hurra; FNC & MSNBC Follow

By Brian Comment

cooperdec291.jpgAll of the cable nets ran with the Saddam Hussein execution news based on translated reports from Arab media outlets. CNN was two minutes ahead of FNC…

CNN, 10:06pm: Aneesh Raman: “Al Hurra television in Iraqi is now reporting that the execution of Saddam Hussein was carried out ten minutes ago.”

FNC, 10:08pm: David Mac Dougall: “Al Arabiya television reporting, Saddam Hussein is dead.”

MSNBC, 10:09pm: Jim Maceda: “Al Arabiya television is confirming now, it’s a single-source confirmation, that Saddam Hussein is dead.”