Sticking Your Neck Out…

TVNewser’s Chris Ariens writes about Pete Williams doing to NBC in the Paris terrorist attack what John King did to CNN in the Boston bombing…

NBC News is backtracking on a report that one suspect in this morning’s mass shooting in Paris had been killed and two others were in custody.

The network sent out a mobile alert and reported those details on “NBC Nightly News” earlier this evening. NBC’s Pete Williams then went on MSNBC’s “Hardball” at 7pmET reporting that “there was some kind of shoot-out,” in a city north of Paris.

“What we’ve been told by several U.S officials is that this did end. The police were able to identify them relatively quickly — the police in Paris — find them and move in and encounter them. One was killed. The other two are in custody.”

An hour later, Williams was back on MSNBC telling Chris Hayes: “I think we can’t say with 100 percent certainty what the deal is over there right now. There are conflicting reports, is I think the honest answer.”


One Response to “Sticking Your Neck Out…”

  1. TVNewser’s Chris Ariens wrote:
    “Just after 9pmET, ABC News, the Wall Street Journal and other news orgs reported that the younger of the three suspects had turned himself in, while the two other suspects, who are related, were still on the loose.”

    Note to Chris:
    You should have included MSNBC in your list. Unlike Fox News and the Kelly File, Pete Williams filed the same report with Rachel Maddow in the A block of the 9 o’clock hour.

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