More on CNN’s false alarm over a Coast Guard training exercise in the Potomac earlier today. The New York Times’s account of the mix-up ends with this passive aggressive zinger at its cable television brethren:

For journalists and their critics, the mix-up on Friday could stir discussions and finger-pointing about the perils of listening too closely to police scanners and the rush to be first in this era of round-the-clock news.

It could stir that sort of a discussion, couldn’t it?

Alexandra Fenwick is an assistant editor at CJR.