Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Priorities at FoxNews.com

Right now, the top 4 stories listed on Fox News's home page are these:

Inmate Sues Vick for $63,000,000,000 Billion
Bizarre lawsuit alleges embattled NFL star stole, sold pit bulls to get 'money to buy missiles from Iran'

Hospital Guards Stun Father With Baby in Arms
Newborn allegedly suffers head trauma
Video captures guards at Houston clinic tasering a father for leaving with his newborn child without doctor's permission

Preacher-Killing Wife Freed
Mary Winkler, convicted last year of killing her husband, reportedly free after serving two months at mental facility

Mystery 'Marine' Raps for Freedom
Hundreds of thousands of people have viewed his video on YouTube — now, they and WE want to know who he is.

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You have to click on the World section of FoxNews.com to find this article, which is the top story on CNN.com:

Death toll rising; 4th bomb reported in attack
Around 175 people were killed and at least 200 others wounded when four suicide bombers driving in four vehicles struck four different locations in the Kurdish Iraqi town of Qahtaniya, two Iraqi army sources tell CNN.

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What the hell are Fox News's priorities these days? 375 reported casualties in an orchestrated terrorist attack, and it's not even front-page news? This is disgusting.

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**Update - The total casualties from this attack are now up to 500, and it is still not front page news on FoxNews.com.

**Update #2 -
The total casualties from this attack are now up to 600, and it is still not front page news on FoxNews.com.

--Dan Edge

4 comments:

Marnee said...

Their "priorities" are "ideology". I mean they are a bunch of neo-cons mostly, a la Yaron Brooks' latest in the O Standard, anyway, right?

Just sayin'.

Inspector said...

Are those deaths American?

Dan Edge said...

Inspector,

I don't think so. Most of them are Kurds. But still, it's a big story.

--Dan Edge

Inspector said...

Perhaps I'm becoming cynical, but I've seen worse.

Still, your major premise is quite true - the news has come to worship the trite and irrelevant.