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Re: Joe Moakley coverage

On 28 May 2001,  Donna Halper wrote:

> I switched over to CNN Headline News.  It was 5.30 
> pm, yet they were carrying the story as a crawl at the bottom of the 
> screen, and when they did air it, their third story, it was so obviously 
> inserted into the newscast that anyone who didn't know before their news is 
> taped must certainly know now.  

The crawl had several segments about Joe Moakley, which is unusual.  But 
they had their facts wrong.  They indicated that he served on the House 
Rules Committee until 1994.  He was chairman until 1994, when the 
Republicans took over the House.  Thereafter, I believe he remained on the 
committee as the ranking Democrat.

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