Fox News Drops Ball on Cliven Bundy coverage … says Fox News Host


From Huff Post:

“MediaBuzz host Howard Kurtz said that Fox News “fell seriously short” in its coverage of Bundy following an interview with the New York Times published Wednesday in which Bundy wondered if black Americans were “better off as slaves” or “under government subsidy.”

Kurtz slammed Bundy’s “blatantly racist comments” and called out Fox News for giving minimal coverage to his racism even as other networks were covering it aggressively.

“There was virtually no mention of these racist remarks by Cliven Bundy when everybody else was covering it [Thursday],” Kurtz said. “I think that to ignore a major story that was on the front page of the New York Times…I think that gives him ammunition to Fox’s detractors.” (…)

The network as a whole devoted 4 hours and 40 minutes of coverage to Bundy in its late afternoon and evening programs, according to Media Matters. But, as Huffington Post’s Michael Calderone pointed out, the network was largely silent on Thursday when news of the rancher’s racism was revealed.”

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