The War on Fox News

The war against Fox News continues with a little hit piece by AP writer, David Bauder. However, because the AP’s ideological bent swings wildly to the left, they are unable to see that their own effort to discredit FNC proved only, that the competing media outlets carry a liberal bias:

Associated Press) On a winter day when bomb blasts at an Iraqi university killed dozens and the United Nations estimated that 34,000 civilians in Iraq had died in 2006, MSNBC spent nearly nine minutes on the stories during the 1 p.m. hour. A CNN correspondent in Iraq did a three-minute report about the bombings. -Neither story merited a mention on Fox News Channel that hour.

That wasn't unusual. Fox spent half as much time covering the Iraq war than MSNBC during the first three months of the year, and considerably less than CNN, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

The difference was more stark during daytime news hours than in prime-time opinion shows. The Iraq war occupied 20 percent of CNN's daytime news hole and 18 percent of MSNBC's. On Fox, the war was talked about only 6 percent of the time...

Another story that has reflected poorly on the Bush administration, the controversy over U.S. attorney firings, also received more attention on MSNBC (8 percent of the newshole) and CNN (4 percent) than on Fox (2 percent), the Project for Excellence in Journalism found.

According to the “Project for Excellence in Journalism" (never heard of em) Fox spent half as much time covering the war in Iraq as MSNBC and CNN. Fox also spent less time reporting on the Alberto Gonzales situation. -obvious bias if you're a lefty. But let’s try to qualify these findings shall we. Assuming the PEJ study is accurate.

I’ll start with the Gonzales firings. -It is an overblown non-story that is irrelevant given presidential prerogative and more importantly, precedent. So, pointing out that MSNBC and CNN is making a huge deal of this non-story while FNC is not, shows the level to which both MSNBC and CNN are willing to go to damage this White House. -Thanks for pointing that out, AP.

Moving on to the Iraq coverage: I’ll take the study’s word for it and say that yeah, Fox News spends half the time reporting about the war. Some more obvious Republican bias, right? -No. Because 100% of the coverage coming out of MSNBC and CNN is negative. The two cable networks soak up every minute of terrorist propaganda and scenes of death they can; so it’s not surprising. Not to mention, they spend virtually no time on the fact that Iran is building nuclear weapons while killing American soldiers in Iraq. For some odd reason, these beacons of truth, seem to always miss that.

Hey, but the point of the article is not fairness; rather to feed the nutroots paranoia in order to further pressure their presidential candidates to abandon Fox News. And you can bet that they ate it up..

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