CBS Reporters Stop Tweeting During Manhunt

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During the manhunt for Christopher Dorner, the San Bernadino Sheriff's office asked the media to stop tweeting. Their fear was that Chris Dorner was monitoring Twitter.

An internal memo sent out to CBS showed that CBS was going continue to tweet, but give no locations. A second memo was then sent out saying CBS was ceasing all tweets in regard to the manhunt.

Here are the two memos:

From: Parker, Jim B
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:49 PM
To: @KPIX News Managers; @KPIX News Producers; @KPIX News Assign. Editors; @KCBS-AM News Mgrs-News Desk
Cc: Rosenheim, Dan; Cavagnaro, Edmund W; @SF TV Radio Web
Subject: Tweets About Big Bear Standoff
Importance: High

FYI– The San Bernadino County Sheriff’s Office has “asked all members of the press to stop tweeting immediately. It is hindering officer safety.”

It sounds like there is concern that Dorner may be monitoring Twitter for information as he as holed up in a cabin at Big Bear.

After consulting with CBS Local VP Andy Lindenauer, we will going forward for now “tweet our coverage – but not details as to what’s happening.”

Again, just wanted to make you all aware.

Thanks,
Jim

Jim Parker
Director of Operations
CBS Local Digital Media, SF
From: Parker, Jim B
Sent: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 4:11 PM
To: @KPIX News Managers; @KPIX News Producers; @KPIX News Assign. Editors; @KCBS-AM News Mgrs-News Desk
Cc: Rosenheim, Dan; Cavagnaro, Edmund W; @SF TV Radio Web
Subject: RE: Tweets About Big Bear Standoff

Update – CBS LA and CBS SF are ceasing all tweeting at this time as it relates to Dorner/Big Bear.