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July 29th, 2012
11:59 AM ET

The Media and the Massacre

Fred Francis, Jane Hall and Howard Kurtz examine the media's handling of the gun control debate in the aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting.

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  1. Sonia

    Gerald what is also interesting is the media's crgoeave of the Democratic debate sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus. As an American-black man I was appalled that the media reports did not focus on the topics that were discussed during the debate. Rather, they solely focused on the mud-slinging between Obama and Clinton. I watched the debate and there were some great forensic-style discussions on the issues that affect the American-black community. But if you watched most local evening news and some national (including 24-hour news networks), you would have thought there was no civil dialog among the two candidates and no dialog at all from Edwards. If the media top-brass were smart, they would fire all of their anchors and hire Jerry Springer. Might as well, they are headed in that direction anyway.

    September 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Reply

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