Website Relies on AP To Tell Its Big News of the Day
Since it was pretty much of a question of "when," rather than "if," word today that
Muir has shown himself to be more than up to the task. Whether that translates into being able to catch Brian Williams in the ratings is another matter. But swapping out a 68-year-old anchor for a 40-year-old model could portend a different look and feel for the newscast, though ABC is likely to deny it.
ABC News page, via Google News. Nothing from the network itself. Instead, it's the AP story about the move. In other words, ABC relied on a wire to report the story.
Before you write this off as a big-time network F.U.B.A.R., if you go to the ABC News.com homepage, there is a staff-written piece with an accompanying video package. Whew!
The AP story didn't get there by itself and shouldn't have been there in the first place.