Friday, April 19, 2013

News Judgment

You know what the problem is with Fox News? As an organization, it can't get its mind right, apparently:

Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” have openly campaigned for legislative reforms after the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., in December, which left 26 people dead.
On Thursday, Mr. Scarborough, a registered Republican who promotes his conservative credentials as well as an independent streak, assailed the lawmakers who voted against the background check legislation. Citing the failed Senate vote as evidence, Mr. Scarborough said, “This party is moving toward extinction.”
That would come as news to Fox fans, who have heard comparatively little about the subject. While most of “Joe” was dedicated to guns on Thursday, Fox’s morning show, “Fox & Friends,” didn’t mention the word once. It focused instead on news about a Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
How dare anyone think about anything other than guns? News events in Texas aren't nearly as important as news events within driving distance of New York City, of course. But fear not, moral instruction was on the way:
Competitors were quick to pounce. Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, noted that ABC, CBS and NBC had broadcast special reports because they deemed the president’s remarks that important. He called Fox’s decision to skip it “a disgrace.”

Remember, you really aren't supposed to disagree with the narrative. Ever.


W.B. Picklesworth said...

I'm no great fan of Fox, but I'm glad they exist as a testimony against The Unprintable Epithet Media.

Brad said...

Actually it would have been to Fox's advantage to broadcast the President's remarks given that he came off as a petulant arse.

Bike Bubba said...

I'm with Brad. Broadcast the remarks, and then bring on Wayne Lapierre (sp?) to allow the NRA to defend themselves.