ABC News made the wrong choice in tapping Breitbart to have ANY role in their election coverage, but they corrected themselves in time, and won’t make that mistake again. I’ve bolded the most delicious, schadenfreudlich tidbits to savor after the polls close, as it’s likely to be one of the few pieces of good news to come out of today’s Election Day coverage.
We have spent the past several days trying to make clear to you your limited role as a participant in our digital town hall to be streamed on ABCNews.com and Facebook. The post on your blog last Friday created a widespread impression that you would be analyzing the election on ABC News. We made it as clear as possible as quickly as possible that you had been invited along with numerous others to participate in our digital town hall. Instead of clarifying your role, you posted a blog on Sunday evening in which you continued to claim a bigger role in our coverage. As we are still unable to agree on your role, we feel it best for you not to participate.