Anderson Cooper covered the Brian Williams "news" on AC360. The segment started with a "fact checking" report by Randi Kaye:
And then a panel discussion followed:
A little "fact checking" of our own shows discrepancies within CNN's reporting. Randi Kaye brought up some questions about William's Katrina reporting in tonight's AC360 segment.
CNN's own Brian Stelter wrote on cnnmoney.com on Saturday:
Photos turned up Friday showing that there was indeed water surrounding the Ritz-Carlton, where Williams stayed. Individuals who were also in the area at the time have confirmed the flooding.
Dr. Gregory Henderson, a pathologist who stayed at the Ritz during the storm, told CNNMoney that he recalled waking up the morning after the levees were breached to see floodwaters that were "waist-high."
"If the question is was there enough water around the Ritz-Carlton for a dead person to float, the answer is yes," Henderson said.
AC360 viewers will remember that Dr. Gregory Henderson was a guest on AC360 during Anderson's Katrina reporting.
The New Orleans Advocate that published the story questioning Williams' claims, updated their site with this report today:
Katrina photos show water did surround Ritz-Carlton, where Brian Williams stayed
Perhaps Anderson, Kaye and the AC360 staff were too busy to fact check their own report?