CNN makes sure it gets Andy Griffith story right

There’s a reason for that:

The text:

DO NOT Report the death of Andy Griffith at this point CNN continues to confirmation

Guidance from CNN National Desk \ Terence Burke

CNN National desk and ENT unit continues to work to confirm the death of Andy Griffith. At this point we are not at a point to confirm the death. ENT unit has reached out to the actors mgt\agent. The desk has spoken to a local funeral home and ME for the state both could not confirm and have directed questions to the local sheriff. The National Desk has spoken to the sheriffs office and at this point the [sic] will not confirm the death. CNN has also spoken to Bill Friday who has spoken to other media and others media has used to confirm the death. However CNN does not feel that his information can serve as a confirmation. We continue to work the phones and will update when we have more.

Larger view of the CNN memo | h/t Matthew Keys

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