Media Mistakes a Training Exercise for the Real Thing

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With the President just pulling away from today's 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon, CNN broadcast a report that the Coast Guard had fired ten times at a boat in the Potomac River. The cable network also showed pictures of Coast Guard boats speeding around in the water. A few moments later, CNN and others reported that no shots were fired.  What they heard was a routine training exercise of a sort conducted every day. Cam Simpson is Washington Correspondent for the Wall Street Journal.

Credits

Guest:
Cam Simpson - Washington Correspondent, Wall Street Journal

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Sonya Geis