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From the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34
Fox News host blasts his own network for ignoring Cliven Bundy’s racism
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Pat Cunningham offers an unabashedly liberal perspective on national politics. A note of caution: The language gets a little salty on some of the sites to which this blog links. So, don't say you weren't warned. By the way, this blog's name is inspired by the Will Rogers quote, \x34All politics is applesauce.\x34 In 41 years as a print and broadcast journalist, most of those years with the Rockford (Ill.) Register Star, Pat has covered national politics under eight American presidents. He's attended 10 national political conventions, Republican and Democratic alike, and has interviewed countless prominent political players, including Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush.
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When media critic Howie Kurtz left CNN a while back for a similar gig at Fox News, I worried that he might abandon† his independence.
I haven’t seen enough of Kurtz at Fox to assess his overall performance, but at least he acquitted himself well on THIS MATTER:

Media critic and Fox News host Howard Kurtz blasted his own network on Sunday for its silence on Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s widely condemned comments about blacks and slavery.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that Bundy wondered aloud during a press conference whether blacks were “better off as slaves, picking cotton” than “under government subsidy.”

On Sunday’s “MediaBuzz,” Kurtz called Bundy’s remarks “blatantly racist” and said that in his view Fox News “fell seriously short” in its coverage — when the story circulated on Thursday, he said, there was “virtually no mention” of the racist remarks on the network.

“I think that to ignore a major story that was on the front page of the New York Times, at a time when the network, among others, had devoted a lot of time to covering this to story and to building up Clive (sic) Bundy, I think that gives ammunition to Fox’s detractors,” he said.

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