Monday, March 5, 2007

The Not-So-Fair-And-Balanced Fox News Network

Our friends at the website Think Progress did a little investigation of two recent news stories—one important, the other not so much. Here's what they found when they compared broadcast coverage of the Walter Reed outpatient scandal to the Anna Nicole story:

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.

At Fox News, scandal trumps serious journalism every time.

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