Musings, observations, and written works from the publisher of Eckhartz Press, the media critic for the Illinois Entertainer, host of Minutia Men, and the writer of "The Living Wills", "$everance," "Just One Bad Century," "Father Knows Nothing," "The Radio Producer's Handbook," and "Records Truly Is My Middle Name"
Thursday, December 03, 2015
I watched several hours of the shooting coverage while it was unfolding yesterday, and I kept flipping back and forth among the all-news stations to get information. I'm always quick to criticize Fox News for obvious reasons, but I must say that yesterday Shep Smith did a very good job covering a difficult story with very little information. He didn't jump to conclusions, he made great observations, and even when President Obama spoke out against gun violence by saying "this doesn't happen on a regular basis anywhere else in the civilized world", Shep said, "that's a fact".
By the time Hannity came on, unfortunately, Fox was back to it's usual tricks, but for a few brief hours it was a legitimate news organization.