I just flew back to New Orleans from New York City on JetBlue. Cool thing about JetBlue is, they got in-flight satellite TV so I could watch cable news... just like I would be doing at home!
CNN and MSNBC, of course, are covering the earthquake in Haiti. You heard about that, right? The absolute destruction of a nation’s capital, Port-au-Prince? Tens of thousands presumed dead?
Well, when I popped over to Fox News, what were they talking about? The Republican underdog in the Massachusetts Senate race. “New ethics questions swirl around Nancy Pelosi.” “The left wing’s malicious attacks on Sarah Palin...”
And that is the news tonight from Hannity’s America!
What a sickening joke. Hannity, O’Reilly and Glenn Beck went out of their way not to mention the earthquake. Like it didn’t happen.
Either the bosses at Fox News (and, by implication, the viewers of Fox News) don’t give a shit about dead black people, or Fox doesn’t want to cover a story that is bound to show the Obama Administration in a positive light... as the U.S. government mobilizes to respond to a foreign crisis.
I hope media analysts call out Fox News for this crap. It is not a news organization! It’s a propaganda arm of the Republican Party! How can they even deny it now?
Somebody please make Roger Ailes explain why he’s ignoring the No. 1 news story on planet Earth.