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FoxNews v. MSNBC

Monday, June 12, 2006  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt
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ConfederateYankee tips us to Ray Robison’s new feature at FoxNews.com: The Saddam Dossier. Put simply, FoxNews has found a specialist and assigned him to dive into the untranslated docs being published on the web by the military. What a concept –original reporting on crucial primary documents left untouched by MSM.

Meanwhile, the collapsing Los Angeles Times runs a sympathy piece on its television counterpart, MSNBC:

For NBC Universal ‘” whose parent General Electric has long preached the need to be No. 1 or 2 in every business segment ‘” MSNBC has become the Problem That Can’t Be Fixed.

So, what to do with the Problem That Can’t Be Fixed? It appears that MSNBC will adopt the Los Angeles Times’ strategy of changing nothing on the theory that it is the audience that is too stupid to pay attention:

The network has yet to name a replacement [for Rick Kaplan]. Early speculation has centered on Phil Griffin, a veteran MSNBC producer who helps oversee NBC’s “Today Show.” But NBC News President Steve Capus cautioned that viewers should expect a tune-up rather than a salvage job.

“There’s no need to scrap everything and start from scratch,” Capus said in a interview Friday. “We’re not going to completely change direction’

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