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Driving The News: Fox Covering ‘Fast & Furious’ 10 Times More Than MSNBC And CNN
Mediaite ^ | 10/11/11 | Colby Hall

Posted on 10/12/2011 4:25:34 AM PDT by Libloather

Driving The News: Fox Covering ‘Fast & Furious’ 10 Times More Than MSNBC And CNN
by Colby Hall | 11:27 am, October 11th, 2011

The ‘Fast and Furious‘ story appears to be turning a major corner with the news that Congressional investigators, led by Rep. Darrell Issa, are sending a new subpoena to Attorney General Eric Holder over the DOJ’s failed gun running operation. The subpoenaing of the head of the Department of Justice is big news, but it seems that only viewers of Fox News channel are hearing much about it – and boy are they ever: a simple search of a television transcript database indicates that FNC has covered this story ten times more than its cable news competitors, MSNBC and CNN.

According to TV Eyes, the phrase “Fast and Furious” has been mentioned a sum total of 550 times in the last three months. The same search for CNN reveals 93 mentions, while the phrase has been stated on MSNBC a paltry 29 times. In full disclosure, the method for this research relies on sometimes rough transcripts, and makes no distinction on context; it is entirely possible that Fox News decided to promote the hell out of the latest in the Fast and Furious film franchise, but that’s almost certainly not the case.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: atf; banglist; castaway; cia; clinton; cnn; corruption; dea; dhs; dncmedia; dnctv; doj; fastandfurious; fbi; fox; fraud; gunrunner; gunwalker; hillary; hillaryclinton; holder; ice; mediabias; msnbc; obama; obamedia; statedept
Duh. Leftists sure will be surprised when Holder takes the perp walk. From what I hear, Eric the Red shut down his news conference once some brave reporter asked the first question about 'Fast and Furious'. Transparency.
1 posted on 10/12/2011 4:25:41 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Is the author trying to say that Fox has spent too much time on Fast and Furious? Or that the others have not spent enough.

It is pretty obvious that fast & Furious is a major story and the others have ignored it.

This story goes to the White House and Obama’s impeachment, though truly it should go to Obama’s being in prison as an accessory to over 200 murders.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 4:33:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer
My questions too. Are they saying FOX should not be covering this and are out to get the DOJ or are they trying to say the other networks are AWOL and are trying to cover for their messiah? I'd say the Govt gun running and it is gun running so why they do nto say that is beyond me is very important especially when the same guns our Govt sold are killing our own and others in Mexico Now call be bias but I'd say the other networks based on this need to get a grip.
4 posted on 10/12/2011 4:37:55 AM PDT by manc (Don't fall for the trolls who promote the protests on here, Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; FreedomPoster; Josephat; Prince of Space; ...

Coverage ping...


5 posted on 10/12/2011 4:38:25 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: Libloather

Tyrant’s Gun-Walker AG:
This matters not.
On the morrow, FOX will be audited.
The other channels will join GE
and will NOW be free of taxes."

6 posted on 10/12/2011 4:38:42 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Libloather

CNN is blaring in the break room daily (I think it’s to keep people from taking long breaks), and as far as I have seen Wolfie and the leftwing moonbat wolfpack haven’t said much about fast and furious. Apparently the moonbats don’t believe anything if it’s not on their CNN. CNN has to be the worst channel on TV, nothing but propaganda


8 posted on 10/12/2011 4:45:11 AM PDT by RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS. (Better to have and not need than to need and not have...my theory on gun control)
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To: Libloather

He gave a very disgusted, curt answer and turned and walked away very fast.

I don’t like this Iran thing. Judge Napolitano read the full complaint and it seems this guy has been in custody since September. He is an American citizen with an iranian passport. The judge said that the FBI saw him as vulnerable and lured him in and that this was a complete setup from the gitgo. MUCH more on this later.
The judge is questioning the timing of this ‘announcement’ as well.
It stinks, not to mention it is extremely, extremely dangerous.


9 posted on 10/12/2011 4:47:21 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS.; Liz; AT7Saluki
CNN has to be the worst channel on TV, nothing but propaganda.

They've been reporting the really important stuff -

HLN Airs Autopsy Image of Michael Jackson’s Naked Body

10 posted on 10/12/2011 4:52:23 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather

SOMEONE has to. This is the biggest scandal of our time. No way should the Chief Justice official have any place near the law. They broke it and many people are dead. It’s a crime. I am hoping the subpoenas come out today, not Friday. Maybe that will get the msm attention...when they’re not doing wall to wall on otc events.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 4:56:29 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: MestaMachine

More wagging the dog. Put that aside and there you have another comparison to the Carter adminstration. Iran takes hostages and Carter does nothing. Iran plots an attack on American soil in 0bama’s administration ...and they are quick to reach out....and do nothing re: state sponsored terrorism. Their capabilities must be flattened.

He’ll have leftie lawyers lining up to defend him and the trial will be a travesty of justice. Meanwhile, Iran’s nuclear program goes unchecked. Tick tock.


12 posted on 10/12/2011 5:01:08 AM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: RIGHTWING WACKO FROM MASS.
CNN has to be the worst channel on TV, nothing but propaganda

Agreed, but once there is enough blood in the water, even the liberal sharks will begin circling. "Fast and Furious" reeks of criminal activities.

Kharis13

13 posted on 10/12/2011 5:05:25 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: Libloather; Joe Brower; MestaMachine; Nachum; marktwain
I'm old enough to remember the "third-rate burlary" called Watergate. Every channel ran the hearings around the clock. The story covered the front pages of every newspaper for months. Nixon resigned, others (including the Atty General) went to prison.

Nobody was murdered over Watergate.

It's a disgrace that the MSM has been covering up Fast and Furious, a scandal a thousand times worse than Watergate, with a body count of 200+ and climbing.

14 posted on 10/12/2011 5:10:52 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: manc
At least CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson got her own cartoon out of it.


15 posted on 10/12/2011 5:14:21 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

LOL. Like it.

I’ve talked to a lot of people over the past couple of weeks and I’d say only 5 or 6 people have actually heard the details about this fast and furious.

Seems our biased media is doing their job for their messiah.


16 posted on 10/12/2011 5:18:05 AM PDT by manc (Don't fall for the trolls who promote the protests on here, Marriage= 1man+1 woman)
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To: MestaMachine
The big DOJ dog and pony show presser yesterday was pure deflection. They could have held that presser last month or next month or never. The timing was meant to deflect Issa’s timing on issuing the subpoena. (Early Monday the word was it could come out ‘today, or later in the week.’)

The great irony is the Iranian terrorism was coming via Mexico and the Zetas.

17 posted on 10/12/2011 5:18:17 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: manc

They thought they could do the same with Kerry and the Swiftboat deal. They blockaded the news for months, but in hte end, were forced to cover it.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 5:24:30 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Travis, s G-d is my Witmess, when I listened to holder’s presser yesterday, it made me sick to my stomach. They named every agency that was involved in this so-called take-down and it was a mirror image of thoe that were involved in Fast and Furious...including the state department.
They even set up a phony connection to the zeta cartel, and used a FBI fop to pretend he was the cartel. The FBI transferred funds to this guy.
NOWHERE, NOWHERE do they prove an iranian connection to this.
It looks to me as though this is designd specifically to showcase these agencies as the ultimate good guys, while not giving ANY thought whatsoever to the repercussions it might cause in the ME, or else they WANT thse repercussions because the war that could ensue is almost Armageddon-like.
This is the most insanely corrupt administration on the face of the earth ever. Comparing this to a hitlerian scenario is becing too kind.
What they ALSO inadvertantly did was to credit the WH, which tells me that obama was up to his ears in F&F. AND that this admin would risk the entire ME to save his ass.
A war of this magnitude would completely destroy the whole rest of the world one way or another.


19 posted on 10/12/2011 5:35:42 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Totally agree. It almost appeared that he list of particulars at yesterday’s presser was designed to deflect off Fast and Furious. “We can’t talk about that minor F+F side show. It was just a part of a gigantic covert operation to catch the Evil Iranian Superterrorists.”

Mike V. is all over Hillary on this. As Sec State she us up to her eyeballs in F+F, and she kept her American officials in Mexico completely in the dark. They had a lot of nerve accusing Iran of an “act of war” (potential) compared to the actual act of war which was F+F.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 5:41:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Libloather
FoxNews is all over Gun Walker like flies on poop. The only MSM news outlet covering it is ... (shock!) ... CBS. And their coverage is sparse to say the least. One female reporter is doing it all.

But go to YouTube and enter Fast & Furious or Gun Walker into Search and all the returned hits will be FoxNews reports.

21 posted on 10/12/2011 5:44:22 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Libloather; Mrs. B.S. Roberts

Since the Watergate “Scandal” I have held a personal belief (and lost friends over it) that it was ONLY a MEDIA that hated President Nixon that made it a “scandal” at all.
Now I have “Fast and Furious” to cite. This “scandal”, with every thing up to and especially dead Americans, has been declared NOT A SCANDAL by the Lame Streamers.
So—”Please move on folks, nothing to be seen here”
Also, again my Tagline proves itself. Good for me.


22 posted on 10/12/2011 6:18:47 AM PDT by CaptainAmiigaf (NY TIMES: "We print the news as it fits our views")
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To: Condor51

And they wonder why the news paper business in in the toilet. The scam over the leaked memo’s, Climate Gate, Never read much about that in the local press


23 posted on 10/12/2011 6:56:48 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: reefdiver
*** And they wonder why the news paper business in in the toilet. The scam over the leaked memo’s, Climate Gate, Never read much about that in the local press ***

Exactly. Now I only read the two Chicago newspapers for one thing - The Sports Section. Or at times for a link to the localized, neighborhood crimes, or Special Breaking News. And I wouldn't do that if my MIL still wasn't living in the old neighborhood.

The only 'newspaper' I read regularly is the Internet 'Patch' newspapers for the Chicago suburbs in my area. And that's not a 'real newspaper'.

24 posted on 10/12/2011 7:46:13 AM PDT by Condor51 (Yo Hoffa, so you want to 'take out conservatives'. Well okay Jr - I'm your Huckleberry)
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To: Travis McGee
I'm old enough to remember the "third-rate burlary" called Watergate. Every channel ran the hearings around the clock. The story covered the front pages of every newspaper for months. Nixon resigned, others (including the Atty General) went to prison.

Nobody was murdered over Watergate.

I disagree. At least 45 were killed [possibly more later] when E. Howard Hunt's wife Dorothy and CBS newswoman Michelle Clark, among others, died aboard United Flight 533 landing in, uh, Chicago.

But the lesson to be remembered from Watergate [during which congressional investigation one Hillary Rodham was a junior staffer] was that the coverup is worse than the underlying predicate crime, and the existance of the coverup indicates just how foul and egregious the entire matter is. What does that say when as you say, the underlying crime involves more than 200 murders- and the coverup is thereby worse than that.

25 posted on 10/12/2011 2:48:59 PM PDT by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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