Friday, July 18, 2014

No, but thanks for asking

Kind of a shame when the highlight of your lead story (chronological note: from Thursday morning) is a typo:
A week after President Obama's re-election in November 2012, Petraeus abruptly resigned as CIA Director, citing his extra-martial affair with Broadwell.

More broadly, though, this is about how much "news" you have to have to make a BENGHAZI!!!!! story into a lead:

The ongoing investigation of former CIA director David Petraeus is “perplexing and suspicious,” according to a leading Republican on the House Government Oversight Committee.

The reason we tend to think of Fox as a party organization rather than a news organization isn't just its preference for the party line on what news should look like. It's the diocesan newsletter function as well: what the princes and princelets of the church say is news because, well, fellow church members is who you're writing for.


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