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Fox News Carries Benghazi Hearing
Wall-to-Wall; CNN Joins at
Noon and MSNBC Is Last

Newsbusters, by Scott Whitlock

Original Article

Posted By:JoniTx, 5/8/2013 2:10:02 PM

Of the three cable networks, Fox News on Wednesday offered the most substantial coverage of whistleblower testimony on the September 11th terrorist attack in Benghazi. Fox broke in first at 11:36am and has been airing the hearings mostly unobstructed since. CNN followed at noon. Anchor Wolf Blitzer appeared and introduced coverage. The cable network stuck with the testimony for 15 minutes before leaving to feature discussion by Blitzer and Jake Tapper. MSNBC, unsurprisingly, was last. It wasn´t until 12:17pm, after spending copious amounts of time on the Cleveland abduction case, that the network finally showcased the hearings.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: EQKimball, 5/8/2013 2:24:50 PM     (No. 9316866)

Suppose that George Bush´s 20-year-old DUI had been deliberately ignored by the press. Would it have had a significant role in the election? By what they print and don´t print, the media set our national priorities. Ignoring a story says it is not important. The spike is as powerful the pen. Every editor knows this.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: geoman, 5/8/2013 2:38:07 PM     (No. 9316889)

Television broadcasts football games where both teams have prepared their game plans very carefully. The game plan is the culmination of scouting reports and the near real time evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the opposing teams. TV captures the game as it is played out under the watchful eyes of the officials. In the case of the hearings, the MSM by-and-large is acting like scouts, officials, and evaluators for only one team, their ideological progressive colleagues manifest by the (D) alongside their names. They certainly intend to affect the outcome.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: alaskaal, 5/8/2013 2:51:52 PM     (No. 9316915)

No one watches MSLSD anyway.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/8/2013 2:53:40 PM     (No. 9316919)

It´s LIVE on CSPAN 3 and millions are recording it. The truth will not be buried any longer.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: woodsman, 5/8/2013 3:19:04 PM     (No. 9316959)

Why not CSPAN 1? .... The media disgusts me

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Reply 6 - Posted by: gagolfer, 5/8/2013 3:27:35 PM     (No. 9316971)

So what has happened and what have you heard no matter who is broadcasting it? From what I hear absolutely no news has been made or bombshell dropped.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PI65, 5/8/2013 3:57:06 PM     (No. 9317001)

How many people could be watching C Span 3? I have Comcast and don´t have it among the 500 channels I receive.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 5/8/2013 4:20:28 PM     (No. 9317037)

#7. We have Comcast, CSpan 3. Guess you guys are correct, however. This should be on CSpan 1!

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