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Fox Vs. Cnn

I’m flipping between Fox and CNN and it’s really very interesting in a media criticism sense how CNN is treating this as somber news. There’s lots of information being imparted to the public, lots of Wolfe Blitzer saying “tell me about how close to death Reagan came when during the assasination attempt…” or some such. There’s nothing wrong, and lots that’s right with this sort of coverage. At Fox, however, it’s more like an Irish wake. Everyone’s telling funny, and sometimes slightly barbed but good natured, stories about the Gipper. Draw what conclusions you like.


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