Ed Driscoll

This Is Epic #CNNFail

Ann Althouse notes that #CNNFail is “a trending topic in Twitter.” She links to CNet’s Daniel Terdiman, who writes:

For most of Saturday, CNN.com had no stories about the massive protests on behalf of Mir Hossein Mousavi, who was reported by the Iranian government to have lost to the sitting president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The widespread street clashes–nearly unheard of in the tightly controlled Iran–reflected popular belief that the election had been rigged, a sentiment that was even echoed, to some extent, by the U.S. government Saturday….

Increasingly, Twitter has become the go-to source for breaking news about any kind of notable event, be it an earthquake, terrorist attacks in Mumbai, or post-election riots in Tehran. Yet many Twitter users found CNN’s lack of attention to what could end up being one of the biggest stories in years appalling…..

But some of us on Twitter, as Glenn Reynolds notes, linking to a post written in 2004 by your humble narrator, aren’t exactly surprised.