December 27, 2014

Exclusive for Fox News viewers: That video up top is what you were watching. At that very moment, other cable news viewers were watching CNN or MNSBC, where there was a funeral for one of the NYPD officers shot execution-style by a lunatic.

So when the Fox News resident lunatic Todd Starnes tweets this...

...someone might want to tell him that Fox News cares more about money than dead police officers.


Now, before going any further, we should make several things clear. Firstly, Fox News did cover the memorial multiple times over the course of the morning. Fox & Friends covered it in several segments and they had live shots outside the church where the service was being held. There were a few live reports scattered throughout Fox’s Cost of Freedom business block, and right after that two-hour block they did cover what happened at the memorial service in detail.

Fox also made live streams of the memorial service available online for people to watch the speeches by Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and NYPD CommissionerBill Bratton, but that wouldn’t exactly come close to the kind of reach it would have for Fox to cover the service live.

But both CNN and MSNBC devoted more live, on-air coverage to the memorial service than Fox did. It was the only thing that CNN was covering for several hours, and that network carried the entire memorial service live. MSNBC only carried Biden’s speech live, but they also featured various live shots from reporters and interviews talking about the memorial service and the issues raised by it.

Fox News was just following Rupert Murdoch's lead. Rupert is off touring Myanmar this week after spending some time in the Australian bush. He can't be bothered with trivia like dead cops when there's money to be made. Here's his tweet, sent shortly before the funeral began:

But you wait. Fox will be frothing with nothing but anti-DeBlasio venom and pro-cop paeans next week. It's just that they don't do funerals.

As for Todd Starnes, he might want to actually see which section of 'MSM' he's bashing before he fires off a tweet.

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