Friday, January 07, 2005

Fox on the tsunami ... oh dear

A great piece here on Salon, by Eric Boehlert, on how "Fox's weak coverage of the tsunami in South Asia proves that when it comes to stories with global significance, the nasty, partisan network isn't ready for prime time." Read this, even if it means watching the extended ad to get the day pass. And Boehlert, that screaming leftie, even quotes from the Financial Times, which pointed out: "While CNN, the only U.S. news network with a strong global presence, was able to mobilize its correspondents in the region and fly in big-name reinforcements, Fox had to rely on untested freelancers, some of whom appeared to have never stood in front of a television camera before." This reminds us that, while CNN's U.S. service has turned to crap in its desperate and inane attempt to beat Fox, its international news service is a different animal that still leads the world, beating even the BBC.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Very cool article in Salon. My favorite bit: "If the Republican National Committee doesn't have an angle on the story, then neither, apparently, does Fox News. And the last time we checked, there were no GOP talking points on natural disasters of biblical proportions."

1/07/2005 10:43 PM  

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