On the anniversary of the Iraq War, Fox News spent only 1 hour and 21 minutes covering it, compared to the 4 hours and 35 minutes over at MSNBC.
During the hour they did dedicate to the war, they managed to display just how little they had learned—or cared. From our report:
For example, Fox News segments included in the study include one in which an anchor questioned criticism of the media’s coverage of the Bush administration’s case for war, and another in which a Fox host declared the invasion ”the smartest thing George Bush did.”
While much of MSNBC’s coverage was focused on the heavy toll of the war, segments like Morning Joe's reportfalsely claiming Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) originally supported the invasion (and co-host Joe Scarborough’s subsequent apology for doing so) were also counted.