Ed Driscoll

THIS IS CNN: Lead anchor

THIS IS CNN: Lead anchor Aaron Brown was caught in a golf tournament, and “did not appear [on TV] until 10 p.m. on Sunday, more than 36 hours after the news of the shuttle catastrophe broke.”

Meanwile, in Nacogdoches:

Some of the reporters who have descended on this town of 29,000 people are not shy about throwing their weight around.

Ashleigh Banfield, a well-recognized reporter from MSNBC, berated a desk clerk at a downtown hotel as every room in the region was being rented.

“I have five rooms on the executive floor,” she steamed. “I want my reservation honored.”

In the men’s room of the hotel bar, a guy at a urinal laughed, saying, “These reporters are jerks.” He was the only nonreporter relieving himself.