Slow clap for TPM, which beat everyone to the punch this afternoon by cobbling together CNN's lowlights from today:
It's worth remembering, however, that as painful as it was to watch CNN's swing from touting its exclusive reporting to retracting it, they weren't alone in getting the story wrong. The Associated Press and Fox News were also quick to wrongly report that an arrest had been made.
TODAY IN SLATE
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Smash and Grab
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