Saturday, June 03, 2006

Conservative media sitting safe behind a desk in America question the courage of journalists in Iraq

This isn't a topic I normally blog about, but the hypocrisy of Fox News host Sean Hannity boggles my mind to the point where I have to blog about it.

From Media Matters

As Media Matters previously noted, on the March 23 edition of his nationally syndicated radio show, Hannity stated that in covering the Iraq war, the media "are fat, they are lazy, they have a pack mentality, they are partisan, and they are not doing their job, and they are not doing a service for the American people, and they are failing in their mission, and they purposely fail in their mission, and they get away with it each and every day."

As Media Matters also noted, on Fox News' Hannity & Colmes later that day, Hannity stated that although "[t]here are some good, brave reporters," such as Bloom and Woodruff, "the story is not being told about the good news and about the progress [in Iraq]. There is lazy reporting going on. It is somewhat institutional, and there is partisanship on the part of the media." In response, guest and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich placed the blame on editors who refused to run good-news stories that reporters "risk[ed] their life" to get.

What's this they stuff?

It would be like me taking all the other women bloggers to task for doing more than I am doing, but not everything I want them to do.

If Hannity is so determined that the good news of Iraq should be shown, he's welcome to get on a plane and report the good news from the locations in Iraq where this so-called good news is happening. That Fox News isn't showing us this good news must mean that Fox News is part of the anti-Bush conspiracy.

And if Hannity and Fox aren't part of the news media what are they part of?

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