[WikiEN-l] Attack Site Wars, Episode VII... The Return of the Essjay

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Sun Jul 1 22:15:04 UTC 2007

On 7/1/07, White Cat <wikipedia.kawaii.neko at gmail.com> wrote:
> The Daily Show is as reliable as fake news gets.
The best I could find is

"When I turn on the Cable News Network (CNN), I hope that I will see
something about what happened in Congress that day, but instead, I see
over two hours of commercial free coverage of the Anna Nicole drama.
The last time they went that long without a commercial break was 9/11.
According to CNN, Anna Nicole's death is right up there with the
deaths of 3,000 American citizens."

Which would imply that the length without a commercial break was
longer for 9/11 coverage.  That fits in with my recollection.  Of
course, it would also imply that the length without commercial break
was less for, say, Katrina coverage.

Here's another link:

"September 11, 2001 CBS News coverage of the terrorist attacks on New
York, Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania totals a record 93 hours and
8 minutes. The non-stop, commercial-free coverage begins at 8:55 AM,
ET, on Tuesday, September 11, and concludes at 6:00 AM, ET on
Saturday, September 15. Dan Rather anchors 53 hours and 35 minutes of
that coverage."

93 hours and 8 minutes without a commercial break.  I highly doubt any
major television stations did that for Anna Nicole Smith.  Certainly
none of the networks did.  I think you got your facts confused.

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