WFOR Snarks WSVN for Ray Allen Flub but Then Deletes It

Unlike Riptide, most local news outlets do not take shots at other media in their stories. But local CBS affiliate WFOR took a big swipe at Fox affiliate WSVN in the opening paragraph of a story about Ray Allen. You might remember WSVN broke into its 11 p.m. newscast Thursday to incorrectly report that Allen had signed with the Heat, based on a tip from a fake Twitter account.

WFOR's Tim Kephart led with a direct jab at WSVN's blunder, calling it a "'Dewey Defeats Truman' moment." The story was shortly thereafter edited, with the comment deleted, but WQAM's Andy Slater grabbed a screen shot and posted it on Twitter.

The report was replaced later in the day with this.

Come on, WFOR, there's nothing wrong with a little good-natured swipe at a rival. Or maybe we're just saying that because we made a joke about WSVN's blunder when Allen actually did sign with the team.

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Kyle Munzenrieder

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