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How to cover scandal accusations: News networks take different approaches
NEW YORK (AP) ' The emergence of a fourth woman to accuse Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain of sexual harassment has made for an interesting test for television news networks.
Three different all-news networks took three different approaches to covering Monday's news conference. CNN aired the woman's statement on the air live. MSNBC did not air the news conference but began talking about it while it was happening, cautioning that the network could not confirm the story.
Fox News Channel did not air the news conference, but it directed interested viewers to a live stream online.
The Chicago-area woman, Sharon Bialek, said Cain made an unwanted sexual advance when she asked him about a job in 1997. Cain has denied the accusations.