It started with former Homeland Security Adviser and CNN contributor Fran Townsend reporting on CNN.com Wednesday that an arrest had been made related to the Boston Marathon bombings:

CNNs arrest confusion, as told by its own screen titles

CNN went with it on TV but then conflicting reports surfaced and CNN didn’t know what to do:

CNNs arrest confusion, as told by its own screen titles

Then CNN went back to reporting there was in fact an arrest:

CNNs arrest confusion, as told by its own screen titles

Then they had doubts:

CNNs arrest confusion, as told by its own screen titles

Again, they didn’t know what to do:

CNNs arrest confusion, as told by its own screen titles

Finally, CNN got the sources that counted:

CNNs arrest confusion, as told by its own screen titles

How it ended:

“Okay, so let’s reset. Let’s back up…”– CNN’s Chris Cuomo, who was anchoring the coverage.