Salacious Journalism: An Inside View

While “TV news executives would like us to forget this whole bizarre episode,” FAIR founder and former Fox News talking head Jeff Cohen looks back (Huffington Post, 2/22/09) at the shameful media circus that was Chandra Levy’s disappearance. “As I witnessed the farce from inside cable news,” Cohen writes, “I could see it was all about ratings and had nothing to do with journalism”: From May to September 11, cable news channels covered no story more than Condit/Levy. Not the economic slowdown, not California’s energy crisis, not Ashcroft’s or Rumsfeld’s misguided priorities, and certainly not something or someone named Al-Qaeda. […]