Our national media embarrassment was again on full display on Friday. Both MSNBC and Fox News devoted more coverage to Anna Nicole Smith — three weeks after her death on Feb. 8 — than they did to the multiple developments involving the neglect and deplorable conditions at Walter Reed military hospital.
The most lop-sided coverage by far was aired by Fox News, which featured only 10 references to Walter Reed compared to 121 of Anna Nicole — roughly 12 times the coverage. MSNBC featured 84 references to Walter Reed and 96 to Anna Nicole.
ThinkProgress compiled a reel of lowlights from Friday’s coverage. Watch it:
NETWORK ANNA NICOLE WALTER REED FOX NEWS 121 10 MSNBC 96 84 CNN 40 53
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