By David McCabe
CNN bumped its normal political coverage on Sunday morning to cover the missing AirAsia flight.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamSenators to Obama: Make 'timely' call on Afghan troops levels Senate amendments could sink email privacy compromise Trump: Romney 'walks like a penguin' MORE (R-S.C.) were both scheduled to appear on the channel’s flagship Sunday political talk show, “State of the Union,” but their interviews did not air to make room for coverage of the plane.
Sen. Robert MenendezRobert MenendezDems pressure Obama on vow to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees Lobbying World This week: GOP lawmakers reckon with Trump MORE (D-N.J.) was also scheduled to appear, according to a lineup released before the show aired. It was not clear whether his interview would be posted online as well.
Even President Obama dinged the network for its coverage.
“I am happy to be here,” he said at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner in May,” even though I am a little jet-lagged from my trip to Malaysia. The lengths we have to go to to get CNN coverage these days.”