Fox & Friends this morning thought they spotted a bit of media bias in how other networks avoided live coverage of the RNC speech from Benghazi mother Patricia Smith.
Steve Doocy said there’s a double standard in how she was covered and how Khizr Khan‘s being covered.
“I was on the floor for that,” Brian Kilmeade said. “I did not know that no networks covered her. Nobody covered those remarks live, but almost everybody covered Mr. Khan’s remarks live.”
There’s just one problem.
CNN covered the entirety of Smith’s speech. MSNBC did the same.
Wanna guess who didn’t? Fox News.
In fact, Fox News literally cut to commercial as the speaker before Smith wrapped, and when Bill O’Reilly returned from break and she was still speaking, he conducted an interview with Donald Trump.
This is very reminiscent of that time when Fox News’ own Todd Starnes scolded the mainstream media for not covering the memorial of slain NYPD officer Rafael Ramos. CNN and MSNBC devoted plenty of live coverage to the memorial. Fox News? Not so much.
Are people on Fox News watching their own network? Or do they just have this automatic Pavlovian response to things they assume the evil liberal media isn’t covering?
You can watch Fox & Friends‘ complaints above.
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