FOX News Last in Iraq Coverage AGAIN
In March, the Project for Excellence in Journalism released its annual report on the Ã¢â‚¬Å“State of the News MediaÃ¢â‚¬Â� in 2007. And with the Iraq war going so supremely awesome with gobs of Ã¢â‚¬Å“progressÃ¢â‚¬Â� oozing from the ground like so much light sweet crude, FOX has repeated as the cable Ã¢â‚¬Å“newsÃ¢â‚¬Â� channel with the very least Iraq coverage.
"Fox, in turn, spent less time on the war in Iraq than the others (10% vs. 18% on MSNBC and 16% on CNN). And it was more oriented to crime, celebrity and the media than its rivals (28% vs. 19% on MSNBC and 16% on CNN)."
But remember, FOX isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t ignoring Iraq because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s an intractable clusterfuck that they vociferously championed, then claimed was going super hunky dory if only the Ã¢â‚¬Å“liberalÃ¢â‚¬Â� media would tell you so. Or that it highlights the myriad lies and mistakes of the Bush administration, republicans, and their entire ideology. No, no Ã¢â‚¬â€� FOX keeps their viewers in the warm, comfortable darkness of ignorance because thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s how you win a war. Remember this from last year as Bill OÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Reilly proudly defended his networkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lack of Iraq coverage?
"Do you care if another bomb went off in Tikrit? Does it mean anything? No! It doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mean anything! You canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t put it in any perspective."
One of FOXÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mottos is Ã¢â‚¬Å“We Report. You Decide.Ã¢â‚¬Â� But, as I noted last year, if FOX refuses to report on the Iraq war, how are their viewers supposed to decide?