CNN's Sanchez responds to Twitterers' outrage over Iran coverage


A disputed election has Iranians rioting in the streets. On Twitter, they're also rioting -- but much of the anger is directed not at the Islamic Republic but at CNN.

"#CNNfail" is the search-friendly hashtag users of the microblogging service have given to the scandal (as they see it) of the 24-hour news channel's failure to provide wall-to-wall coverage of this weekend's momentous events in Iran as they unfolded. Ironically, it was CNN's most avid Twitterer, afternoon anchor Rick Sanchez, who became the unwilling face of #CNNfail when he appeared at the 140 Characters Conference in Manhattan.