A new study came out by Project for Excellence in Journalism---which showed that FOX News covered the Iraq war far less than either CNN or MSNBC during the first quarter of '07. Wow, I was shocked, I tell you, but Bill O'Reilly had a very reasonable excuse: The author hates FOX News. Damn lefty...That's all his audience needs to know. Ahhh..the old attack the messenger trick. What a cunning fellow Mr Factor can be at times. It doesn't matter about the facts presented in the study after all--why bother refuting those pesky details? O'Reilly thinks that covering bombings is just a drag anyway. Why would he feel the need to show the horrors of war? It's just war...And FOX has better rating so-ha! I say, ha!
Fox spent half as much time covering the Iraq war than MSNBC during the first three months of the year, and considerably less than CNN, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.
The difference was more stark during daytime news hours than in prime-time opinion shows. The Iraq war occupied 20 percent of CNN's daytime news hole and 18 percent of MSNBC's. On Fox, the war was talked about only 6 percent of the time...read on
Here's the report....