WHY I TALK ABOUT MEDIA BIAS (AND LAUGH WHEN I HEAR THE TERM “FAUX NEWS”)

Excerpted from Curtis Houck\’s blog at newsbusters.org:

On Tuesday night, the “big three” of ABC, CBS, and NBC neglected to mention news that the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals had ruled earlier in the day against President Obama\’s executive amnesty and denied another request that the injunction on the plan should be lifted.

While the networks ignored this story all together, the Fox News Channel (FNC) program Special Report with Bret Baier led off its Tuesday show with a full report on the court\’s 2-1 decision against the Obama administration.

The ruling against President Obama\’s unilateral granting of amnesty to millions of illegals goes completely unreported by the three networks.  Not one word about it.  This means everyone who relies on ABC, CBS or NBC for their news (presumably they number in the millions) has no idea the decision was even made.

By contrast, Fox News does a complete segment on it, so everyone who watches “Faux News” is fully aware of the decision and its legal implications.

But wait.  Maybe you think that network non-coverage was just some inadvertent little “whoopsie”, not indicative of how they are treating this issue.  If so, you should be interested in the following excerpt, found further on in Mr. Houck\’s blog:

When U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen ruled against the Obama administration\’s initial request for an injunction late on April 7, all three networks similarly punted this story the following day while FNC\’s Special Report provided a news brief on the story.

As for when Hanen halted the President\’s plan on February 16 just shy of its implementation, all three network evening newscasts on February 17 covered the decision and complained that the move “dash[ed] American dreams for millions of families under the threat of deportation” in what was supposed “to be a historic day for millions of illegal immigrants.”

Why do I talk about media  bias, and laugh when I hear the term “Faux News”? 

That\’s why.

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