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How Twitter Shamed CNN with #IranElection and #CNNFail



UPDATE: June 15, 2009 2:54 p.m. ET
Excellent coverage by the Huffington Post via Twitter:

AP releases images of the gunfire victims in Tehran via @HuffPolitics #iranelection

4:17 p.m. ET
The Twitter Effect

In case you missed it @biz, @Twitter Co-Founder, posted about the maintenance reschedule #IranElection

7:38 p.m. ET
Check out The Twitter Effect via
Jason Pollock here:

I’m wearing #Green for the #IranElection & a #FreeIran. Read this & Pass it on 🙂 –>

June 16, 2009 1:48  p.m. ET
The New York Times has a great article out on how Rick Sanchez ‘defended’ CNN — the best part and the whole point of the Twitter Effect:

The Tehran protests were covered throughout the weekend during CNN’s normal news hours, but they were not treated as breaking news worthy of the rolling live coverage that cable news is known for.

Original article continued below…


This weekend something happened to the news world that rocked it to its core…literally. It was shaken up, spit on and a different source for information emerged.

The world is watching as news unfolds, just they are not watching on television. [Read more…]