So I guess the important thing here is that CNN is giving the Steven Hayne story national attention.
And I guess I shouldn’t dwell too much on the fact that CNN piggybacked on my three years of reporting without giving me even the slightest acknowledgment. Journalists who have been in the game far longer than I tell me this kind of thing happens all the time. Bigger outlets don’t really feel obligated to credit smaller ones for breaking stories.
Still. A little frustrating.
I’m fairly sure CNN didn’t just stumble into this story on its own. The network’s producers spoke with two of my sources who say CNN’s people explicitly told them that they found their names through my Reason pieces.
Oh well. If this focuses more national attention on Hayne, West, and the people victimized by them, all the better.
Just. You know. A little hat tip would be nice. That’s all.