The editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch doesn’t think Fox News’ coverage of the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri was necessarily fair. In an interview with Media Matters, Gilbert Bailon singled out Fox in how he viewed the national media coverage.
He said if you had watched Fox News’ coverage of Ferguson, you would have thought “the whole community was in flames, and it was really a few block area.” Bailon believes Fox hyped “mass chaos” in Ferguson and ignored any sort of context about the community before Michael Brown‘s death.
He even contrasted the coverage of the big three cable networks, saying, “Some stayed on in town longer, I think there was a different viewpoint on them and less on the undercurrent. [Fox] didn’t look at it as deeply and as long as others, CNN did make an investment, MSNBC was there a lot.”
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