When Fox News Attacks
Jack Shafer, now using meth instead of writing about it, files on how TV correspondents went from wet, whipped thrill seekers to Murrow-style advocates over the course of week. We noticed, too; such evolution happens when you're reporting on a situation that you're living. The government counted on that response when it embedded reporters in Afghanistan and Iraq. Not so sure anyone saw it coming this time. Sean Hannity sure didn't. Last night, interviewing Geraldo Rivera and Shepard Smith in New Orleans from the comfort and safety of his studio, he responded to their descriptions of the still very desperate situation with a call for "perspective." Replied Smith: "This is perspective!"
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