Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Anderson Cooper axes Troopergate story!
I had a feeling this was coming, but I wanted to watch most of tonight's AC360 before reporting it. After a few emails from our supporters detailing the facts of the case, the Troopergate story suddenly disappeared from the AC360 website this afternoon. Then tonight, the story did not air at all (The new lead story was "Why isn't Barack Obama farther ahead in the polls?"). Maybe they'll try to go back and rework the story using better facts, but I'm guessing that there won't be any new attempt now that they know just how bad this story would have made them look. "Troopergate" is one of the most poorly executed hit jobs I've seen in my life, and this proves that it has no legs.