Abe was pretty excited (well, kind of) when Obama made the promise he would be one of the first to know his VP pick by text message.
The night before the announcement, I was on CNN.com. The banner read something like, "Obama chooses Biden as VP running mate."
Abe was in Cali so I texted him to see if he knew. No, he had not received the text. About 5 minutes later, the banner disappeared. Abe received the text a few hours later notifying him of the Biden pick.
My only thoughts: I thought journalists are always trying to get the news first, to scoop each other. If so, why would they renounce their news banner?
...perhaps because the liberal journalism circuit favors Obama?
CNN online Editor: "Oh no, you can't put that up yet! How will Obama look when he didn't have the chance to send out the text? Hurry, take it down before anyone else sees it! Good thing only losers are on CNN.com on a Friday at midnight!"
So much for getting the scoop first from CNN.