Skip to comments.Chris Hayes Blames Fox News for 2013's Most ‘Over-Covered’ Story ("Knockout Game")
Posted on 12/25/2013 9:32:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
What was the most over-covered story of the year according to MSNBCs Chris Hayes? Thanks to Fox News obsession, the MSNBC host gave that honor to the knockout game trend that was apparently sweeping the nation.
Though at times it seemed that CNN was giving as much airtime to the knockout game, in which young hooligans were caught on camera approaching innocent strangers and punching them in the face, Fox News definitely let the charge. This has been on Fox all the time, Hayes said, before playing clips of Bill OReilly, Gretchen Carlson, Greta Van Susteren and Sean Hannity hyping it up.
You get a sense of the racial politics and subtext well, not even subtext text, Hayes said. Perhaps the best commentary of the knockout game coverage came from The Daily Shows Jon Stewart, who suggested we could get more Americans to care about gun control if we called people shooting each other the shooty game.
As for Hayes most under-covered story of the year? Climate change, which got zero coverage in 2013.
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Let’s see...my top 3
1. George Zimmermann
2. Death of TEA Party
3. Syria killing innocent women and children
C'mon dude. Find me ONE instance of a white dude "playing" this game on a black due and I'll believe what you say.
I believe he is a bit biased.
Just a wee bit.
We get a daily report on what Pelosi says and she isn't in charge of anything.
“We won’t talk about it except to say it is the most over-covered story”.
Goebbels would love this decade.
Just like Shep Smith, coming out of the closet would be redundant.
The coverage of the knockout game is 1/10,000th the amount we’d be seeing if it were white kids knocking out black people
What a QUEER look at the news...
Herr Goebbels learned everything from Col. House and the rest of the Democratic Woodrow Wilson administration and stated that more than once.
Conservatives could be bad, but democrats are trusted workers of no good.
If msnbc got half the coverage of one of the four Fox shows listed, they could have led the way without whatever story they chose.
I like that the “knock out game” is racially tinged but “gun control” isn’t ??
That being said, how many people were really affected by the “knock out game” ? It didn’t even make the news till it was about Jewish people in New York getting punched.
What station is Chris on? She looks like a lib
I think that might be a transgender person. I’m really not sure what that means, but I guess they are switch hitters.
Perfect, a network with a reputation for not reporting events, complaining about a network that does. Chris Hayes could say the same of Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Obamacare, Bill Ayers, Larry Sinclair and a dozen more that currently slip my mind
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