By the way, after being broken wide open by ABC News, this story has been covered by a number of national news organizations, yet, for some reason, it’s remained conspicuously absent from the newspaper pages and the nightly broadcasts of the Louisiana media– which is made even more confounding when you consider that the New Orleans CBS affiliate actually (apparently) conducted an interview with Vitter about the controversy, an interview they have yet to air:
A search of TVeyes.com reveals that WWL has yet to cover the story or air Hoss’ interview of Sen. Vitter — a finding confirmed by WWL news director Chris Slaughter during a phone conversation withMedia Matters.
The fact that WWL has yet to air the interview or cover the story is all the more intriguing given the fact that ABC News was unable to directly question Vitter.
So, why hasn’t WWL covered the story or run its Vitter interview?
Slaughter said the issue “is on a list of potential stories we are considering. We are doing additional research.”
Asked if there was a timeline for WWL’s consideration of the story or the airing of its interview with Vitter, Slaughter replied, “No, not at all.”
When presented with the juxtaposition of ABC News being unable to pin Vitter down for an interview while WWL’s Hoss had been successful, Slaughter said only, “If CBS is interested in the story, we’d be happy to provide them with the video.”
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