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Believers in conspiracy theories about the sinister Mainstream Media -- whether from the left or right -- should consider the following email, reprinted in TVSpy's newsletter Watercooler. It's from CBS Newspath, the network division that sends news footage to affiliates, explaining why coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings by reporter Claire Leka was going to be late. The reason: a miscreant coffee pot.

   NN-LEKA-7:45-DELAY-WHY?

   URGENT

   STATIONS:

   Our Claire Leka 7:45pm et pkg/insert/looklive will be DELAYED. It will not be available for the 7:59:30pm et Live Generic because .... we plugged in our coffee and blew out our circuits. No kidding. We'll try to get the piece out just after 8pm et. ....and we will try to better manage our caffeine consumption so this doesn't happen again. We apologize for the inconvenience.

   

   We'll be using the 3:30pm et insert for the 7:59:30pm et live generic.

   Lisa Farrell

   CBS Newspath NYNY Newspath

   

   

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