Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Communications: Breaking News

It seems bloggers don't just analyze the news--they break it. Case in point: Howard Bashman.

At this very moment, the CNN.com Web site has the following banner headline across the top in white letters on a red background: "BREAKING NEWS: Federal appeals court in San Francisco overturns an estimated 100 death sentences. Details soon." Of course, I posted that news online here at "How Appealing" approximately two hours ago.

Update: The Associated Press, at least, was only an hour and a half behind me in reporting on the news[.]
There is no free service that covers the appellate courts as attentively as Howard Bashman. Period.

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