On the day of the worst violence in Iraq in months, with American service personnel killed in their own dining hall, it's nice to see that Fox News is keeping things in perspective. Rather than go wall-to-wall, as CNN has done, they're delivering the real hard news: "Shopping and politics may have more in common than you think."
Which is true, especially if your family's buying you body armor of Christmas.
After the jump, Henry the intern summarizes how Fox reports. You decide.
9:59: FOX NEWS ALERT. . . David Piper in Baghdad. . . A few seconds. . . "Meanwhile, PM Blair, says the battle here is between democracy and terror". . . A special tribunal is investigating Saddam Hussein and his deputies. . . Bridget Quinn does a phone interview with former General: "Who do you think the terrorists are? Sunnis who just refuse to join the political process?". . .
10:03: President Bush says Rumsfeld is doing "a fine job". . . Report from the White House. Lower-third: "The Next 4 Years". . . Bush visits troops recovering. . . Under Bush, spending on drug treatment is up. . . James Rosen gives McClellan's response. . .
10:05: New details on the STOLEN BABY case. . . "She was looking to buy a puppy!". . .
10:06: Bridget Quinn, caught off guard, looks to the right, then teases Robert Blake case. . .
10:07: Jon Scott briefs on Michael Jackson case. . . "More bad news on pain-relieving drugs". . .
10:08: "A new study indicates yakking on your cell phone won't be harmful to your health. . . This study was not performed on humans.". . . Snow report: "Slipp'n and slid'n. . . some people got to work late". . . Snow in "Winterville, NC.". . .
10:09: "Kids across the country are hoping for a white Christmas." Scott excitedly tosses to weather report: "Who's gonna get their holiday wish, Janice?!". . . "Be sure to bundle up especially when the kids are going outside.". . .
10:11: Scott: "That doesn't sound like white Christmas weather." Janice Dean: "I'm sorry, Jon.". . .
10:12: Commercial break. Teases: Harry Potter and "Holiday Salutes" from troops in Iraq.