Thursday, May 12, 2011


...or a product of the required mindset for working at, or watching, Fox News Network?

Screen cap of Fox 40 banner

The fact is, there was a fair amount of that go­ing around on the evening of Sunday, May 1st.

And it wasn't all Right Wing wish fulfillment.

Yeah, there was that Fox News anchor gaffe following President Barack Obama's announce­ment of the al-Qaeda leader's assassination.

But then there was MSNBC's Norah O’Donnell who excitedly tweeted...

...to the twits who follow her.

While nowhere as as far to the Left as CNN, I'd still put MSNBC on the Liberal side of center.

And News 12 Long Island? They haven't even found out that bin Laden's dead.


1. Rob F. said...

In fairness, Fox40 is a Fox Network affiliate based in Sacramento and their local news broadcast (from whence the screenshot is taken) is not part of the "Fox News Network."

Point taken.

2. Tugboat Bertha said...

No disrespect intended but just a small confession here: when the news first came about Osama we kept referring to him as Obama and then quickly making an embarrassed correction. It was a tongue-twisting problem until the Osama name was dropped on TV and the deceased was referred to as bin-Laden instead. It might be that we weren't the only ones suffering from this tongue-tied affliction.

I'm sure you weren't... the electronic news media, with little else to report on a Sunday eveing, was working overtime lathering viewers into an excited frenzy about the death of a man we hadn't been hearing much of late. A certain amount of confusion is understandable.

3. Jeanne Speir said...

Tongue tied is one thing. I get that. When Obama was first considering the run for President, even he knew there would be difficulty with his given name. Seems he overcame that, too.

But a syndicated, Cable News full color printed gaffe? Ennnt! I don't think so. This wasn't a lip reading misinterpretation at the bottom of your screen, but the standard fare of Faux News Network.

I don't like MSNBC either – all drama, just like their arch nemesis FOX. However, comparing a quickly Twitted Message to a headline is not an accurate analogy.

As McCain, Cheney, and 60% of the American public are unified in favor of this bold Presidential action in eliminating the elusive mastermind of the murderer of ultimately tens of thousands of people, I would prefer to Mona Lisa smile and support this Bipartisan support of our President. He gets the credit for this one.

Now, if we can get Congress to continue to play well together, as they're supposed to, maybe some good will come out of this.

There's a ton of legislation to address.

[sigh] Yes, dear.

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