USS Cole Mastermind Confesses; CNN's Website Ignores, FNC Sends Breaking News Alert

As I've mentioned before on NewsBusters, I subscribe to e-mailed "breaking news" alerts from both Fox News and CNN. Today I got this from Fox News, sent at 10:52 EDT Eastern:

GUANTANAMO SUSPECT HAS CONFESSED TO PLANNING USS COLE ATTACK, U.S. EMBASSY BOMBINGS, PENTAGON SAYS**Watch FOX News Channel or go to http://foxnews.com for more

No such update from CNN. I checked both CNN.com and FoxNews.com at 12:30 EDT and found nothing on CNN's front page, but found this as the second-from-top headline over at FoxNews.com:

Confession to USS Cole BombingAl Qaeda operative Waleed Mohammed Bin Attash confesses that he plotted 2000 bombing of USS Cole that killed 17 sailors

Instead, here's the list of CNN's top stories, aside from the new Airbus A380 jumbo jet landing at JFK Airport in New York:

  • Mine blast kills 61 in Russia, reports say
  • Bush touts 'progress' on war's 4th anniversary
  • Elite team saves troops behind enemy lines
  • Charges listed against officers in groom shooting
  • Leahy: No more 'half-truths' about fired attorneys
  • Searchers comb trails for missing Scout
  • Indian teen has TV to tell her about poor types Video
  • Teacher's husband charged after student shot Video
  • China's got an extra $1,000,000,000,000 Video
  • Chris Rock talks SNL stint, buying slur stock Video
  • 'Disparaged' Carol Burnett sues Fox, 'Family Guy'
  • A luxury Hyundai? It could happen
Ken Shepherd
Ken Shepherd
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