Home » » If there were any justice, Fox would win a prize for its New Black Panther Party coverage
Written By mista sense on Monday, July 19, 2010 | 12:42 PM
Put this in the category of, "Why We Love Fox." FNC has been all over the New Black Panther Party story, and yet the MSM has ignored it. Bob Schieffer, host of CBS' "Face the Nation," admitted that he'd never heard of the story, and evidently none of his staff had, either--or else they considered it unimportant. Which just shows you what a cocoon the MSM lives inside.
But occasionally, one sees a few breaks in the liberal monolith. For example, there's Andrew Alexander, the ombudsman for The Washington Post, who writes this honest account of the sitch at WaPo:
Thursday's Post reported about a growing controversy over the Justice Department's decision to scale down a voter-intimidation case against members of the New Black Panther Party. The story succinctly summarized the issues but left many readers with a question: What took you so long?
For months, readers have contacted the ombudsman wondering why The Post hasn't been covering the case. The calls increased recently after competitors such as the New York Times and the Associated Press wrote stories. Fox News and right-wing bloggers have been pumping the story. Liberal bloggers have countered, accusing them of trying to manufacture a scandal.
But The Post has been virtually silent….
…But in this case, coverage is justified because it's a controversy that screams for clarity that The Post should provide. If Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his department are not colorblind in enforcing civil rights laws, they should be nailed. If the Commission on Civil Rights' investigation is purely partisan, that should be revealed. If Adams is pursuing a right-wing agenda, he should be exposed.
National Editor Kevin Merida, who termed the controversy "significant," said he wished The Post had written about it sooner. The delay was a result of limited staffing and a heavy volume of other news on the Justice Department beat, he said.
OK, that's a step toward making a clean breast of things at the WP, but what about the rest of the MSM? Don't hold your breath, of course, for anything to change, media-wise. But at least we have Fox to tell us the truth that the rest of the media wishes to hide from us.