CNN and MSNBC covered the violence in Ferguson, Missouri last night but Fox News preferred to rerun Huckabee, Stossel and Megyn Kelly's old interviews with Bill Ayers. You know, the ones in which she dishonestly tried to paint Obama as the BFF of an "unrepentant terrorist." #FoxNewsPriorities.
You know the disparity in coverage has to be striking when Fox's internet BFF Mediaite posts about it:
(W)hile MSNBC and CNN went live with coverage of the intense clashes, Fox was busy airing Mike Huckabee slapping the bass with country singer Jace Everett.
While it may seem unfair to pick out one moment in time, just look at the rest of the evening. It’s not much better: Again, while MSNBC and CNN were largely focused on live Ferguson coverage, Fox News aired an episode of FBN’s Stossel at 10 p.m., Huckabee at 11, and at midnight a repeat of Megyn Kelly‘s infamous interview with Weather Underground co-founder Bill Ayers.
As Mediaite also notes (and I personally observed), Fox broke into its coverage for the Ferguson, police press conference. But the network returned to its reruns shortly thereafter.
Mediaite's Andrew Kirell asks, "Why didn’t Fox think last night’s clashes important enough to go live?" Come on, Andrew. we all know the answer and you should, too: There was no political hay to be made from it. Well, maybe until now. Coincidentally, my "fox fan scoop" email promises live coverage starting at 6PM. Just as FoxNews.com's top story happens to be a YouTube video purportedly "backing police version in Ferguson shooting."
(H/T Eric J.)
Are you kidding, Klannity with his concerned face asking why they are mad at the police. Why the hostility?? I forget, did he go out to the Bundy ranch??? If so, why doesn’t he head out to Ferguson and quell the situation. Let him go out to the streets and interview some citizens. Now that I would watch.
With the poignancy of the willfully ignorant, Hannity kept asking plaintively, Gee, why are they mad at the police? Why the hostility to police? No police ever shot anybody in Ferguson before, so why are they mad at them?