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Former FOX Reporter David Shuster to speak on TV Journalism

Reported by Chrish - October 4, 2005 -

Former FOX reporter David Shuster, now working at MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews, will be giving a talk on the topic, "TV News Rediscovers Its Critical Voice: A Look at the Way That Coverage of the Bush Administration Has Changed Since 9/11" in his native Indiana.

He describes his six-year stint at FOX in The Herald-Times OnLine.com :

"At the time I started at Fox, I thought, this is a great news organization to let me be very aggressive with a sitting president of the United States (Bill Clinton)," Shuster said. "I started having issues when others in the organization would take my carefully scripted and nuanced reporting and pull out bits and pieces to support their agenda on their shows.

"With the change of administration in Washington, I wanted to do the same kind of reporting, holding the (Bush) administration accountable, and that was not something that Fox was interested in doing," he said.

Comment: This is not surprising to anyone who has seen Outfoxed and certainly not to us at News Hounds. If anyone goes to see him speak in Indiana and wants to send us a summary via gmail, we'd appreciate it!