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The Gung-Ho Morning Gang (Wash. Post Slags Fox & Friends, FR Mentioned)
The Washington Post ^ | Friday, April 4, 2003 | Paul Farhi

Posted on 04/04/2003 5:06:31 AM PST by kristinn

"Good Morning America" it isn't. Nor is it the "Today" show or CBS's "Early Show." This is not your everyday feel-good, rise-and-shine TV show by any means.

On Fox News Channel's weekday morning show, "Fox & Friends," they start out swinging. Just after coming on the air at 7 a.m. on Monday, for example, co-hosts E.D. Hill and Brian Kilmeade were off and galloping before the coffee was cold.

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The audience for "Fox & Friends" has grown so large of late that it has begun to rival the broadcast networks' venerable morning shows. Its war-spiked Nielsens are now almost identical to what those of CBS's "Early Show" -- the No. 3 wake-up program -- were in the week before the war started.

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In any case, Hill, Doocy and Kilmeade have solicited viewers to send in "patriotic" photos. They have given plugs for conservative organizations such as Free Republic.com, but none for any moderate or left-of-center outfits. Their guest list has ranged from those supportive of the war (think tankers Peter Brookes and Michael O'Hanlon) to those who are aggressively promoting it (Randy Scheunemann of the Committee for the Liberation of Iraq).

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KEYWORDS: briankilmeade; edbriankilmeade; edhill; foxandfriends; foxnews; foxnewsratings; iraqifreedom; televisedwar
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The libs are beside themselves. American viewers have made FOX News Channel number one in cable and their ratings are closing in on the Big Three.

The Post ignores the blatant liberal bias of every other show mentioned in the article. The Post even ignores all the liberal guests on Fox & Friends. The Janeane Garafalo-Brian Kilmeade interview is a classic, yet somehow it's not included here. Nope no liberal bias at The Post, no sir.

1 posted on 04/04/2003 5:06:31 AM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
The libs are beside themselves. American viewers have made FOX News Channel number one in cable and their ratings are closing in on the Big Three.

That's right, I will take this show over the Kathy Gifford replacement anyday.

2 posted on 04/04/2003 5:10:34 AM PST by RepubMommy
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To: kristinn
I watch this show because, contrary to what the Post intimates, they do have top-flight guests: ambassadors, authors, and members of the seemingly inexhaustible pool of retired Army field grade officers.

I don't find ED Hill particularly bright, or Kilmeade for that matter...I've heard both of them say alot of pretty dumb things with some frequency. But Kilmeade's funny, and Doocy's funny, and the show works.

Now, why they have to talk to that j--koff DJ from Chicago every morning I have no idea.
3 posted on 04/04/2003 5:11:27 AM PST by Gefreiter
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To: kristinn
Question: How can you tell that the war is going well?

Answer: By the depressed looks on the news anchor's faces.


I LOVE Fox and Friends. They certainly are a change of pace and a refreshing change from the retreads on CBS and ABC, and Matt and the Perky One on NBC. I'm also amused how apoplectic the RATS and their scribes in the media the more successful FNC gets. And besides, I'm a member of the media and I do NOT see anything wrong with the patriotic things that FNC is doing. I think it's GREAT!
4 posted on 04/04/2003 5:14:10 AM PST by txradioguy (HOOAH! Not just a word, A way of life!)
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To: McLynnan
ping
5 posted on 04/04/2003 5:14:44 AM PST by RepubMommy
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To: kristinn
This morning Brian Lamb showed an anti FOX News demonstration that happened yesterday in front of the FOXNews/C-Span building. It looked pretty ragged, one of the signs and chanters called for FOXNews to lose it's license. Brian informed viewers that only the affiliates, not FOXNews, has to be licensed.

Of course we know what's happened. The anti-Bush, anti-America, anti-war crowd has been dealt a mortal blow. President Bush's poll numbers are high and the war is going well. They can't logically expect to win friends and influence people by protesting against the USA while soldiers are at war, so they've shifted their target to FOXNews.

God Bless America...our soldiers....and FOXNews.

6 posted on 04/04/2003 5:18:29 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: txradioguy
I love Fox & Friends! They have a great camaraderie, and I love all 3 of them. For that matter, I love all 10 or so of them. I.e., whenever they plug in a substitute, the sub fits in very well. Finally us "Silent Majority" types have a voice!
7 posted on 04/04/2003 5:18:49 AM PST by Amore (I hate tag lines.)
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To: kristinn
Brian also read from an article (or editorial), in today's Wall Street Journal that I can't access. It describes the cable competition of war coverage. If it gets posted, I hope someone will ping me.
8 posted on 04/04/2003 5:21:03 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: Gefreiter
Now, why they have to talk to that j--koff DJ from Chicago every morning I have no idea.
Hey now!...lay off the Mancow. I find him very funny and "in your face" blunt when necessary.
I watched/watch F&F just for Mancow when I was/am able to...45 minutes after the hour, like clockwork (generally).
loved the Captain Kirk paintball one!
9 posted on 04/04/2003 5:22:52 AM PST by philman_36
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To: YaYa123
I do not like the show on the weekends. They have a black guy now that is so liberal - more so IMO than Juan Williams.
10 posted on 04/04/2003 5:24:23 AM PST by 7thson
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To: kristinn
That article sounds like one of those Saddam "speeches"....
11 posted on 04/04/2003 5:25:34 AM PST by ErnBatavia ((bumperootus!))
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To: kristinn
I'm tempted to respond to this article: "The Today Show?" "The Early Show?" "Good Morning America?" ABC, NBC, CBS? .... OH! Old Television! Yeah, I remember.
12 posted on 04/04/2003 5:27:21 AM PST by ReleaseTheHounds
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To: kristinn
All Your TVs Are Belong To Us.
13 posted on 04/04/2003 5:30:26 AM PST by McGruff (All Your Airports Are Belong To US.)
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To: YaYa123
I don't suppose Brian Lamb mentioned the "pro-FOX" demonstrators across the street.

Unreported in the 'old media' is the FOX News-Opinion Dynamics poll that showed 63% of the public have an unfavorable opinion of anti-war protesters, while only 23% have a favorable opinion of them.

14 posted on 04/04/2003 5:35:06 AM PST by kristinn (HumanShieldAgainstTerrorists@WhiteHouse.US)
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To: kristinn
The Information Age (access and rebuttal by ANY individual currently on the internet) forces the truth. The former "elite propagandists" are not responding to our rebuttals which are being mainstreamed by the likes of FOX and radio outlets. They run from a rebuttal. Their arguments become irrational in the marketplace of ideas. Their world is being turned upside down. They can't handle the truth.
15 posted on 04/04/2003 5:36:45 AM PST by PGalt
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To: 7thson
Do you mean Julian?
16 posted on 04/04/2003 5:38:20 AM PST by Amore (I hate tag lines)
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To: kristinn
Fox bttt
17 posted on 04/04/2003 5:38:21 AM PST by lodwick (Pray for America)
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To: Gefreiter
Perhaps a majority of the viewers would rather not have "bright" media people as displayed by the major networks. Just perhaps many Americans would prefer people that are honest, with integrity, instead of "bright" condescending people with a socialist agenda.
18 posted on 04/04/2003 5:38:21 AM PST by cynicom
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To: txradioguy
I am so glad to have Fox & Friends in the morning. Washington Journal, which I used to watch regularly, got taken over by liberal producers and is overrun with liberal callers who lie so as to dominate the phone lines.
19 posted on 04/04/2003 5:38:49 AM PST by kristinn (HumanShieldAgainstTerrorists@WhiteHouse.US)
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To: YaYa123
I have gotten into the habit of getting up at 4:30 PST to watch F&F because they are, unlike Peter Arnett, unashamedly PROUD of our troops, which includes my son! Even the anti-war types claim to support our troops--why should the author of the article be so critical of F&F's "gung ho" support.

His article makes all three of the F&F hosts sound "mean"--but E.D. asked "what's up with the hair" about the war protestor because her hair was BLUE! Of course, that was not mentioned.

It just infuriates me that the left in this country think that "news analysts" expressing support for our troops is being biased--but George Stephanapolous and his ilk supporting Bill Clinton and his "offal" office antics was "fair and balanced." It delights me--OTOH--that the left has gotten it's collective panties twisted in such tight little wads over the success of Fox and Friends!

Go Fox!

20 posted on 04/04/2003 5:41:46 AM PST by milagro
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To: PGalt
Their world is being turned upside down. They can't handle the truth.

Precisely. We are winning, and the US is entering a golden age. I look forward to the next 50 years. Amazing, wonderful things will be happening!

21 posted on 04/04/2003 5:42:19 AM PST by marktwain
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To: kristinn
FOX and FRiends rocks.
22 posted on 04/04/2003 5:42:24 AM PST by CholeraJoe (That ain't working, that's the way you do it. Money for nothing and your chicks for free.)
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To: Gefreiter
Fox & Friends has excellent guests. They highlight stories that Katie Couric would never report. And it is more fun than all the other morning shows combined. It's a great way to start the morning!
23 posted on 04/04/2003 5:43:09 AM PST by kristinn (HumanShieldAgainstTerrorists@WhiteHouse.US)
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To: CholeraJoe
ITA!
24 posted on 04/04/2003 5:43:22 AM PST by xsmommy
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To: YaYa123
BTW, I failed to see in the article any mention that The Washington Post is a major partner of MSNBC--a direct competitor of FOX News Channel.
25 posted on 04/04/2003 5:48:12 AM PST by kristinn (HumanShieldAgainstTerrorists@WhiteHouse.US)
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To: kristinn
How dare Americans support America. Haven't they learned from Katie, Matt or the rest that a morning show host cannot be for America.
26 posted on 04/04/2003 5:49:18 AM PST by sticker
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To: kristinn
I don't suppose Brian Lamb mentioned the "pro-FOX" demonstrators across the street.

I wouldn't hear it if he did. I don't go there anymore.

I got so tired of hearing people who couldn't read their talking points when they called in.

27 posted on 04/04/2003 5:49:43 AM PST by lonestar (Don't mess with Texans)
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To: kristinn
To them, when we have a voice at all they think we are being overbearing and unfair. But this is the important question: is little Tommy Daschle concerned and deeply disturbed by this "unfortunate" turn of events?
28 posted on 04/04/2003 5:51:52 AM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: YaYa123
C-SPAN is in the same building as FoxNews, so they could see us across the street from the Code Pinkos. Five of us against 30 or so of them was pretty good odds -- we had an echo effect because of the layout of the building and we frustrated one of the women with a megaphone because we outshouted her with our chants.

The after-action report can be found here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/884328/posts
29 posted on 04/04/2003 5:54:11 AM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops!)
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To: Gefreiter
"Now, why they have to talk to that j--koff DJ from Chicago every morning I have no idea."

Mancow? I LOVE Mancow....as long as he sticks to politics. His website is disgusting though, or at least was 2 years ago...haven't visited since.

30 posted on 04/04/2003 5:54:28 AM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: kristinn
The WaPost isn't hurting FNC at all. FNC has decided, as the article correctly says, to make itself a pro-American news channel. They aren't indifferent to pro-American issues like CNN. This whole story only publicizes that FNC is a pro-American news channel.

Roger Ailes probably sent a thank you note for this article to Paul Farhi.
31 posted on 04/04/2003 5:56:51 AM PST by GraniteStateConservative (Putting government in charge of morality is like putting pedophiles in charge of children.)
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To: sweetliberty
This article is another series in the campaign started by the Clinton-led Democrats against leading conservatives in the media that started last fall. It's not enough for them to have CBSABCNBCPBSNPRCNNMSNBCNYTIMESLATIMESWASHPOSTTIMENEWSWEEKUSNEWS, they have to have it all.
32 posted on 04/04/2003 5:59:30 AM PST by kristinn (HumanShieldAgainstTerrorists@WhiteHouse.US)
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To: CholeraJoe
I agree that FOX & FRIENDS ROCKS. Turning on FoxNews is the first thing I do in the morning and turning off FoxNews is the last thing I do at night. The other channels, when I do happen to channel surf, are just so obvious in their negative harping and reporting that it isn't worth my time to view them any longer.
33 posted on 04/04/2003 6:02:37 AM PST by Angelwood (FReepers are Everywhere! We Support Our Troops!)
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To: kristinn
Worth recycling: ..

34 posted on 04/04/2003 6:02:54 AM PST by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: Amore
That's the guy! Can't stand him.
35 posted on 04/04/2003 6:03:55 AM PST by 7thson
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To: Angelwood
Turning on FoxNews is the first thing I do in the morning and turning off FoxNews is the last thing I do at night.

Me too.

36 posted on 04/04/2003 6:04:17 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Standing tough under Stars and Stripes)
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To: kristinn
America First.

Should an American Reporter approach the big three, facts, analysis, and commentary from a position of neutrality?

That is the issue.

1. Facts: Facts should be handled in a neutral manner.
....a. Accuracy - There should be no element of color/bias/prejudice when it comes to reporting a fact. For example, "The plane is shot down, it is not shot down, or it is unclear if it is shot down."
....b. Thoroughness - All facts important to any report should be reported without prejudice.

2. Analysis - Analysis, likewise, should be handled in an entirely neutral manner but analysis should be limited to determining the significance of various facts.
....a. Significance - Since the total number of facts will exceed the time allowed to report, the process of sorting facts into the important and the unimportant should be based on grouping facts into similar subjects. "The plane is shot down and the pilot's third cousin has a dog named Rover." While the Rover fact is true, when grouped with the plane shootdown story, it is clear that it is a less important fact.
....b. Specificity - The analysis should be limited to the specific event in question. Therefore, it is NOT neutral to consider other's opinions as facts related to the event. While "Tom Daschle" has an anti-war opinion about the downed pilot's mission, it is not a fact specific to the event in question. To report other's opinions about an event is to engage in commentary/opinion rather than to engage in reporting.

3. Commentary: Commentary should always be identified, is always opinion, is entirely appropriate, and will always, necessarily have the elements of bias and prejudice. Ideally, commentary will be logical, coherent, and comprehensive regarding available facts. Pretending that commentary is analysis is to engage in an elementary form of propaganda.

The bottom line is the question: "Can 'Fox and Friends' have a pro-America position and still be considered credible sources of news?"

The answer: Certainly, provided they are honest with facts and clearly identify when they switch to opinion.

37 posted on 04/04/2003 6:04:54 AM PST by peeve23
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To: Angelwood
Thanks so much for the "rest of the story" on the demonstration Brian showed clips of this morning. and remember.....you took a bunch of us on a tour of FOX/C-Span when we were there a few years ago, for the big dinner.

Did you get the surprise I mailed to your office address?

38 posted on 04/04/2003 6:05:15 AM PST by YaYa123
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To: kristinn
American viewers have made FOX News Channel number one in cable and their ratings are closing in on the Big Three.

The DoD should give Geraldo an exclusive on "Opening Saddam's Bunker." That would really send Fox's numbers through the roof.

39 posted on 04/04/2003 6:06:06 AM PST by The Great Satan (Revenge, Terror and Extortion: A Guide for the Perplexed)
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To: CholeraJoe
All this negative press for Fox would end tommorrow if they would just once refer to Bush as the "Selected" not "Elected" President of the U.S.

The Washingtion Post: Your morning cup of bile served hot and steamy.
40 posted on 04/04/2003 6:08:46 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: YaYa123

Battle for Viewers Colors
TV Pictures From Iraq

Different Coverage by CNN, al-Jazeera
Shows Influence of Ideology, Commerce

By EMILY NELSON
Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

Thursday, March 27: 6 a.m. EST / 2 p.m. in Baghdad. On CNN, American paratroopers jump from a plane to open the northern front in Iraq. On al-Jazeera, a little Iraqi girl in a pink sweater stares out from her Baghdad hospital bed.

It's the same conflict seen through two different lenses. CNN plays up technology and strategy and 3-D maps analyzed by retired generals. There are few civilians other than embedded reporters. On al-Jazeera, the biggest Arabic-language TV network, the conflict is messy, bloody and chaotic. Soldiers fire from dusty trenches; injured children fill hospitals.

The two networks, with unprecedented access to the battlefields of Iraq, are playing a powerful role in shaping perceptions of the war. The gulf between the two views could even have an impact on U.S. policy in the Middle East. A look at 24 consecutive hours of programming on CNN and al-Jazeera reveals the many differences, both dramatic and subtle.

CNN offers human-interest features with the families of U.S. POWs. Al-Jazeera keeps updating the war's death toll. CNN refers to "coalition forces," al-Jazeera to "invading Americans." CNN viewers expect the latest technology, such as lipstick cameras and night vision, and they get it. Al-Jazeera has had unusual access in places such as Baghdad and Basra, so it could offer its audience a street-level view of the war's impact on Iraqis. CNN's correspondents were all either pulled out or kicked out of Baghdad.

Many Arabs and Americans believe the other audience is being fed propaganda. But there is more than ideology at work at the two networks. Both are business operations competing for viewers and advertisers against increasingly aggressive rivals and avidly seeking to please their target audiences.

CNN, founded in 1980 and based in Atlanta, rose to prominence during the early hours of the Persian Gulf War in 1991 when it was the lone TV network with vivid shots from Baghdad. Its generally unvarnished, real-time coverage has repeatedly won it large audiences during major news events. While some critics have labeled the network as politically liberal, recently it has been seen in the U.S. as more centrist. That owes a lot to competition from its main rival, the overtly conservative Fox News , which has grown rapidly since its inception in 1996.

Al-Jazeera, based in Doha, Qatar, also got started in 1996 under a decree from the emir of Qatar. He gave it seed money but has never exerted editorial influence, the network says. Al-Jazeera now relies on funding from advertising, from providing footage to other networks and from other ventures such as turning programs into books. It is battling for viewers with smaller new rivals al-Arabiya, based in Dubai, and Abu Dhabi Television, based in the United Arab Emirates.

Often called the Arab CNN, al-Jazeera regards itself as the first independent Arab TV station, the only one that is ever critical of Arab governments. It has changed the media landscape in the Arab world since the 1991 Persian Gulf War, when most Middle Eastern media were state-controlled and many regional viewers were skeptical of what they saw. Now the "al-Jazeera effect" resembles "the CNN effect" that came into sharp relief in 1991, when seeing images of the war on TV shaped public opinion.[Two Views]

CNN spokeswoman Christa Robinson says its reporting is unbiased. The network makes judgment calls, she says, "particularly when it comes to soldiers killed in line of duty." On CNN, injuries are shown more often as still photographs, and when it does show video footage, viewers rarely see blood. "It's a news judgment where we would of course be mindful of the sensibilities of our viewers," Ms. Robinson says.

Al-Jazeera thinks it shows a different perspective than American media but doesn't think it is biased either. "We're here showing the real life of day-to-day things happening on the ground. The fact of the matter is war kills. It's not an image everyone wants to see," says Omar Beck, al-Jazeera's head of news gathering and operations.

The differences unfolded starkly during 24 hours beginning at 4 p.m. in New York and midnight in Baghdad last Wednesday, one week after the war began. (The time difference has since changed to nine hours as part of the world reset its clocks for spring.) The day brought some big news: British forces encountered civilian fighters in the southern Iraq city of Basra, a marketplace in Baghdad was bombed, and American troops parachuted into Northern Iraq to open a second front.

About 5 p.m. EST Wednesday / 1 a.m. Thursday in Baghdad

A bomb landed in a Baghdad marketplace. CNN's Nic Robertson describes "chaos and anger" in the district and shows footage from al-Jazeera of a burned-out car and men carrying the body in a blanket. "The Iraqi government is saying this is an indication that coalition forces are targeting civilians," Mr. Robertson says and shows a clip of the Iraqi minister of information saying, "They are killing innocent people." Mr. Robertson's report also includes a clip of Brig. Gen. Vincent Brooks, deputy director of the U.S. Central Command in Qatar, who says, "Right now, we simply don't know" if the bomb that hit the marketplace was American.

Later, in a repeat of the marketplace story, CNN's Wolf Blitzer alludes to how CNN edits coverage and chooses not to show some footage, when he introduces the photo of the girl in the hospital and says, "These and bloodier images of injured civilians and damage were shown by news agencies here in the Middle East."

Coverage on al-Jazeera of the attack includes lengthier clips from the same Iraqi minister's briefing, interviews with Baghdad residents, more footage of Baghdad streets, with a puddle of blood. It doesn't question the bomb's American origin but it does show the U.S. military saying it needs to examine the incident.

HAVE YOUR SAY
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"I'm not surprised that the coverage is different" on al-Jazeera and Western networks, says Jihad Ballout, an al-Jazeera spokesman. He attributes the difference to his reporters' local sources as well as the demands of the networks' viewers. "The Arab has been hungry for news for a long, long time. [In the past], everything has been edited, censored. Ever since al-Jazeera came to be, the audience has been demanding that everything is shown to them."

In the U.S., CNN reaches 86 million homes; its international edition is seen in more than 160 million homes in more than 212 countries and territories, the company says. Since the war began March 19, its average U.S. audience at any given moment is about three million people, almost four times average viewership before the war. Al-Jazeera, available via satellite, says it reaches 35 million viewers in the Arab world, 300,000 viewers in the U.S., and four million in Europe, which doubled to eight million during the first week of the war.

Just after 7 p.m. EST, Wednesday / 3 a.m. Thursday in Baghdad

On CNN, Steve Nettleton, embedded with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, reports from a military outpost via his videophone: "About 1,000 paratroopers dropped from the sky in a single sortie." The troops landed in northern Iraq to open up a second front in the war, he says. An animated graphic reminiscent of 3-D video games follows, showing soldiers taking a desert airfield.

Al-Jazeera is again showing footage from the marketplace bombing: Baghdad streets littered with fires and burned-out cars. Red blood forms a puddle in white-stone bricks crumbled on the ground, and the same men carry the same body in a blanket down the street. On hospital beds, a boy with bandaged feet and a wide-eyed girl. "What doesn't show at night shows in the morning. Victims dead on the streets or outside their cars," says reporter Diyar al-Omari. "This could be a sign of the ugliness of this war as opposed to what Washington said was going to be a clean war that wasn't supposed to target civilians."

CNN and al-Jazeera use the same format: a logo in the corner of the screen, a tagline in the bottom center, and a "crawl," a ribbon of news scrolling across the bottom. Both run top-of-the-hour news summaries, and both introduce their war coverage with a series of fast-paced clips set to music.

There the similarities end. The al-Jazeera montage includes ground troops running, a child crying, a soldier standing on a city street corner, and B-52s taking off, before ending with a shot of the Baghdad skyline filled with the puffy clouds of explosions. Al-Jazeera calls the war, "War on Iraq." It refers to Americans as "invading Americans" or "invading forces." Says Mr. Ballout, the al-Jazeera spokesman: "We took our cue from early Pentagon briefings where it was described as an invasion. ... We would be biased to call it 'Operation Iraqi Freedom.' "

CNN's tagline is "The War in Iraq." Underneath, it frequently broadcasts the White House label "Operation Iraqi Freedom," but always with quotation marks. The troops are often "Coalition Forces." The al-Jazeera crawl frequently repeats the war's casualty count; CNN's lists news headlines.

Just after midnight EST Thursday / 8 a.m. in Baghdad

CNN: A report from a road leading to Basra. Correspondent Christiane Amanpour explains that there is confusion in the city, as British forces try to distinguish troops from civilians, and that a humanitarian mission is also trying to deliver aid. "The resistance is much stiffer than people had expected," Ms. Amanpour says, noting that the troops had experience with trying to win over civilian populations and that such difficult missions take time. The report shows an al-Jazeera clip of the explosions in the black sky. Later it shows shots of a crowd of Iraqis jostling one another as they clamor for handouts from an aid truck.

Al-Jazeera: A report from Basra. Orange fireballs explode on the pitch-black horizon. Cut to a crowd of men rushing a scared-looking boy to the hospital where doctors lay him, one side covered with blood and an arm mangled, on the bed. Beside him, a veiled woman wails as doctors examine her bloody neck. Another bloody child is carried in. They are the "the injured in Basra from British and American attacks," says the al-Jazeera anchor.

4 a.m. EST / noon in Baghdad

CNN: Live coverage of a news conference held by Iraqi Health Minister Omeed Medhat Mubarak.

Al-Jazeera: Live coverage of the same news conference.

The footage on both networks, apparently from a pooled camera, was identical until the conference ended. At that point, CNN cut away while al-Jazeera kept broadcasting as the pooled camera moved in for a close-up of a poster behind the minister of snapshots of wounded civilians in hospital beds.

Like CNN, al-Jazeera has made enemies with its reports. Late Wednesday, the Iraqi Ministry of Information barred one of al-Jazeera's five reporters in Baghdad from filing his reports and told another to leave the country, the network said. In response, the network said it will stop its independent on-the-ground reporting in Iraq and cover only official news conferences and events. Thursday, the New York Stock Exchange said it is considering renewing al-Jazeera's credentials to cover the NYSE; it revoked them last week after exchange members took issue with coverage.

5 a.m. EST / 1 p.m. in Baghdad

CNN: Video footage shows Marines along the parachute rip-line, preparing to leap from a plane. The story expands on Steve Nettleton's earlier report.

Al-Jazeera: Reporter Wadah Khanfar notes that it will be difficult for the Americans to open a northern front without bringing in equipment from Turkey. "They don't want to open a northern front as of yet. They're waiting," Mr. Khanfar says.

Later that morning, at 8:25 a.m., Omar Khaki, the only al-Jazeera reporter embedded with U.S. troops, reports from Umm Qasr. Mr. Khaki reports that the arrival of humanitarian aid to the southern port city was delayed by the discovery of mines in the harbor. It is al-Jazeera's sole report from an embedded journalist in 24 hours. CNN shows dozens during the same period. Al-Jazeera says it wound up with only one embedded slot because Kuwait, which closed the network's bureau there several months ago to complain about its coverage, denied most of its reporters visas.

A poor videophone makes Mr. Khaki's face slightly fuzzy. When the camera pans to what appear to be American soldiers in the background, it shows only a blur of colors.

At noon, al-Jazeera shows footage of a U.S. Apache helicopter, an unmanned spy plane and an army truck, "which Iraqi forces shot down," it reports. The video shows a crowd of singing Iraqi men, waving machine guns and dancing on top of the helicopter hull. It repeats the video three times.

About 30 minutes later, CNN reports that "several Arab-language networks are showing pictures of what they call a downed U.S. Apache helicopter." The network shows a brief excerpt of the al-Jazeera footage, showing the helicopter -- but not the cheering crowd -- and turns to retired Maj. Gen. Don Shepperd and retired Maj. Gen. David Grange, standing at the map table in its Atlanta studio. The generals dismiss the video outright, saying "it could have been shot down months ago" and that helicopters have been shot down in Iraq's no-fly zone. Al-Jazeera declines to disclose its sources. The Pentagon hasn't confirmed that the Apache was downed on that particular day.

Write to Emily Nelson at emily.nelson@wsj.com

41 posted on 04/04/2003 6:08:48 AM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: 7thson
They have a black guy now that is so liberal - more so IMO than Juan Williams.

To (loosely) quote Sean Hannity: Juan's a good guy; he's just wrong!

42 posted on 04/04/2003 6:10:26 AM PST by JimRed (Disinformation is the leftist's and enemy's friend; consider the source before believing.)
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To: JimRed
Julian strikes me as a little light in the loafers but I have not gotten any inkling that he was liberal. He strikes me as being fairly conservative. Most of his comments have been pro war and pro common sense.
43 posted on 04/04/2003 6:16:46 AM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: kristinn
ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCCNBCDISNEYWASHINGPOSTNEWYORKTIMESUSATODAYPBS,

will heretofore be known as ...drum roll maestro....

THE E-LITE DEMOCRAT GUARD

Having a like name as the other loser, THE E-WEAK REPUBLICAN GUARD, seems only apropos! Their true leaders have done more than become a bit long of tooth... they have in fact... lost their teeth, gumming the latest faxed spew from the Babbs Bunker, and Fairy MacAllcutoff.
The SHOCK AND AWE of their loss by the Infintell;

FOXFReeRebublicRUSHFAIRANDBALANCEDWEREPORTYOUDECIDE

44 posted on 04/04/2003 6:17:25 AM PST by carlo3b (I believe in our president, GEORGE Washington BUSH)
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To: kristinn
Fox & Friends are part of our morning wake-up routine...on a recent day when we'd been up most of the night with our new puppy ('Lady Liberty' aka 'Libby') our other dog
('Indiana Jones' aka 'Indy') awakened us at 4 AM so we could tune in to an early addition of F&F!

Besides the great guests, the unabashed enthusiasm of E.D.,
Brian and Steve makes it obvious that they have passion for what they do!

God bless them all!
45 posted on 04/04/2003 6:20:15 AM PST by Indiana Jones
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To: kristinn
The libs like Saddam, don't realize that life as they know it is over.

All the old rules no longer apply.There is a new game and like the restoration in Iraq and the mideast, George Bush will make the new rules.

46 posted on 04/04/2003 6:20:36 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: cynicom
Check the credentials out.

Fox types are very well educated. ED for instance is Harvard degreed.

47 posted on 04/04/2003 6:22:40 AM PST by bert (Don't Panic !)
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To: kristinn
Their regular contributors include flaming liberals Ellen Ratner, Dick Morris, Ellis Henican, Charlie Rangel, Daedra Levin (sp?), and many other bearers of the torch...not to mention Alan Colmes, the nightly co-host of H&C. This article is both misleading and inaccurate.
48 posted on 04/04/2003 6:24:00 AM PST by shezza
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To: bert
Several months ago during their phone call with Mancow Brian said something that was terribly inappropriate. I did not hear what it was but what followed was hilarious. Steve and E.D. left the set, then their arms stretched into set view and they grabbed their coffee. Little by little Doocey started emptying the furniture on the set, including the rug. Brian was left standing as Mancow talked about the demise of his relationship with F & F. Brian continued standing alone on the set while the lights were first dimmed and eventually the set went black. I wish I knew what was said that started the whole thing.
49 posted on 04/04/2003 6:25:25 AM PST by hobson
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To: bert
I believe Linda Vester has a masters in Middle Eastern studies, speaks Arabic, and spent a great deal of time in the Middle East studying policy. Greg Kelly is a former Marine pilot. They are a very impressive bunch.
50 posted on 04/04/2003 6:26:10 AM PST by shezza
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