Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Questions in the Aftermath...

Actually, only one right now: did Fox News say anything at all about the Knoxville shootings? I just searched their site and didn't find anything when I used the words Knoxville Unitarian.

Just wondering, particularly since they got so much press related to the terrible things some of their "reporters"/opinionators have said about liberals. I would have thought they'd be denying that their remarks had anything to do with the berserk actions of a wounded man.

9 comments:

UUpdater said...

By searching for Fox at UUpdates I found:

http://chalicefire.blogspot.com/2008/08/fox-news-commits-evil-by-lying-opposite.html and http://chalicefire.blogspot.com/2008/08/blog-post.html

ms. kitty said...

Thanks. I'll watch them carefully.

Lizard Eater said...

I was disappointed that Keith Olbermann didn't say anything. I mean, the gunman said he did it because liberals were ruining the country.

And Keith was raised Unitarian ...

Miss Kitty said...

A very, VERY good point, Ms. K. The only places I saw the article in the news were NPR and MSNBC.

Wonder why Fox didn't run it? Might they have gotten so much "yeaaah, buddy!" mail that their basic reason for existence would've been revealed?

And that reason: NOT to be fair & balanced. What makes me particularly sad is that a large number (50%) of my students think Fox IS "fair & balanced." Talk about some damn brainwashing. Guess I'd best roll up my sleeves; I have work to do in making young people critical media viewers. [deep sigh]

ms. kitty said...

Agreed, Miss K, it's very weird about Fox and sad about your students.

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Mystical Seeker said...

I think that the question of whether this was a hate crime is underestimating what really went on. To me, this was not just a hate crime, but an act of domestic right wing terrorism.

h sofia said...

I saw a segment from Fox News about the shootings. I don't have the link, but I watched it on my computer yesterday.

Joel said...

I just looked on Google News, and Fox's website covered it when it happened.

Fox may or may not be biased, but it's less so than the Associated Press and other "mainstream" outlets.