Forty minutes into a 5-day window, North Korea launched a rocket from a facility in the northwestern part of the country. The launch, at 7:39am local time, was first reported on U.S. cable news 14 minutes later by CNN’s John King. The news was followed minutes later on Fox News, CNBC World, Fox Business and, at 7:13pm, on MSNBC.
ABC News led the way on the broadcast networks not only reporting that the missile had launched, but during a network special at 7:09pmET, correspondent Martha Raddatz reported that the launch was a failure.
North Korea has removed the cover from the top of a long-range rocket and started a radar needed to track its flight, South Korea's Yonhap news agency said on Sunday, indicating a launch is imminent. More on North Korea Read Post
Fox News was first of the domestic cable news channels to report the news that North Korea had launched a long-range rocket. Geraldo Rivera reported the news at 10:44pmET last night sourcing "numerous reports" including South Korean... Read Post