…I was struck last night, watching FOX, at how caring, concerned and sad Megyn Kelly and Brit Hume were about the news that Brian Williams had just been given a six month suspension from NBC.
I kept thinking about how liberal journalists like those on MSNBC would have handled the news had Williams been a Conservative anchor….remember when Tony Snow died and Huffington Post’s site crashed from the thousands of gleeful celebrants? Or when Teddy Kennedy died and all of us Conservative bloggers in our ‘group’ said we didn’t agree with him on much but felt terrible for his family? Remember when Dick Cheney had heart problems and all we heard was death wishes from some on the Left?
I was touched by the professionalism of the FOX anchors last night, though I’ve never expected much less from any of them. Hannity gets a little snarky about the Leftists from time to time, but most of the FOX folks are pretty even handed. Last night, Brit Hume said something like “I like Brian very much anyway, but even if I didn’t, this is no time to swipe at him….”
Can you imagine the typical leftwing media if any Conservative had outright lied multiple times about stories like Williams apparently has? WOW.
Not to change gears too quickly or completely, but what about that MSNBC situation where a news guy was on Scarborough’s “Morning Joe” said that Chris Kyle, the American sniper, went on “killing sprees”……..Nobody at NBC has apologized though there have been calls for it….
I thought it was important to point out a distinction I have frequently found between the Left and Right……..