The Ticker: King, Cramer, Chetry…

By Brian 

> FNC was first with the news that Coretta Scott King had died. Fox reported it at 7:03am. MSNBC followed at 7:07 and CNN was last at 7:26am… Update: 12:33pm: “Quit the irresponsible ‘who got it first’ postings… it’s stupid and breeds journalistic irresponsibility,” an e-mailer says. “Most news organizations waited because nothing moved on the AP wires to independently confirm what Fox knew and NBC reported through a phoner w/ former Atlanta mayor Andrew Young. Most waited out of respect, and to not once again accidentally kill off a public figure before their actual death.” Update: 3:09pm: FNC was first at 7:03 because D.C. correspondent Kelly Wright got independent confirmation from King’s own family who provided him with a statement…

> WOR Radio is ending its partnership with TheStreet.com. WOR’s network will stop syndicating Jim Cramer‘s programs on February 12, 2006…

> A local paper in PA profiles Kiran Chetry and notes that the Fox & Friends Weekend anchor is expecting a baby girl next month…

> Public Eye’s Hillary Profita has a fascinating look at one man’s “fifteen minutes of media frenzy…”

> Richard Huff has an interesting take on Jon Stewart: “Try as I might – and trust me, I’ve tried – I just don’t get Stewart. I don’t think he’s all that funny and he’s vastly overrated.”

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