Tuesday, August 23, 2005

CNN Sheehan vs. Fox Aruba Coverage

CNN President Jonathan Klein, took a shot from way back in the pack at leader Fox:


Klein criticized Fox for its coverage on the Aruba missing teenager and producing an ongoing made for TV drama:

"It's easy and it's brainless," Klein charges in a telephone interview set for publication at the NEW YORK TIMES, explaining why cable news outlets are gravitating to the Aruba story. "They're looking for an ongoing drama" along the lines of the NBC crime show "Law & Order," he said, adding, "Except 'Law & Order' doesn't do the same plot every night."

"There are an awful lot of things you can cover if you don't have people tied up with this meaningless nonsense," Klein says.

I actually could do a bit less on the Aruba story even understanding that the parents of the missing child are wanting to push it to help them solve the story. That said, I would ask CNN and the other liberal media this question:

Perhaps if you quit covering Cindy Sheehan 24-7 you would be able to bring some news deserving of real coverage as well. Giving a spot light to a political activist like Sheehan is no more news worthy than covering the missing child in Aruba.

When you are a falling news entity that refuses to face the fact that your liberally biased coverage is causing the fall, criticism like Klein's is laughable................