Tuesday, March 06, 2007

A national media embarrassment

And you wonder why all this BushCo crap can happen...?

Think Progress reports:
Fox News Devoted 12 Times More Coverage To Anna Nicole Than Walter Reed

Our national media embarrassment was again on full display on Friday. Both MSNBC and Fox News devoted more coverage to Anna Nicole Smith — three weeks after her death on Feb. 8 — than they did to the multiple developments involving the neglect and deplorable conditions at Walter Reed military hospital.

The most lop-sided coverage by far was aired by Fox News, which featured only 10 references to Walter Reed compared to 121 of Anna Nicole — roughly 12 times the coverage. MSNBC featured 84 references to Walter Reed and 96 to Anna Nicole.

References to Anna Nicole and Walter Reed on cable networks on March 2:

FOX NEWS 121 10
MSNBC 96 84
CNN 40 53


Blogger liberal journal man said...

Hey man, that's fair and balanced right there!

1:46 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Yeah, what's on FauxNews balance against what's important.

5:38 PM  

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