Oops on the Scoop


Although Washington Times media reporter Dan Caterinicchia reported today (in an otherwise interesting look at WUSA) that WUSA’s “Web site was first to report the crash and controversy involving Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy”, such was not really the case.

Roll Call’s John McArdle broke the story.

Dan wrote us to explain:

    Roll Call was first with the story and has received much deserved credit for a solid scoop. WUSA even cited the paper’s report on its Web site. WUSA’s claim was that it beat the other local TV stations and cable networks and I should have made that distinction clear in my column, which covers local TV and radio.