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Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Compare and Contrast
Topic: NewsBusters

Media is Absent on Medal of Honor Awardees

-- headline on April 8 NewsBusters post by John Stephenson.

Wonder whose idea it was to schedule a Medal of Honor award ceremony at the White House at the same time as the Petraeus hearings?

All three cable nets broke away from hearings coverage to carry the ceremony live.

-- April 8 Talking Points Memo post by David Kurtz

UPDATE: Stephenson adds: "The media finally wakes up and starts covering this.  I wonder how much Newsbusters had to do with that." We would guess nothing -- as noted above the cable news networks covered it live, and the newspaper websites that dominate his above-linked search would generally not have made the story available on their websites until the morning paper was published. Stephenson appears to have a fundamental misunderstanding about how the newspaper industry works -- and the broadcast media, since he ignores that the cable nets covered it live.

Posted by Terry K. at 6:26 PM EDT
Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2008 4:52 PM EDT

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