Newsflash from Touré: Public interest apparently drives evening news leads

http://twitter.com/#!/Toure/status/335161045150736384

Dazzlingly brilliant insightRT @toure: NBC & ABC lead w tornadoes in TX. Tells you how little IRS & AP scandals mean to most Americans now.

— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) May 16, 2013

We’ll give MSNBC host Touré even more evidence for his theory; why not? NBC, CBS and ABC kicked off their evening newscasts tonight with news on the monster storms that devastated parts of Texas last night and killed at least six. Just a “local weather story,” right? Like that time Hurricane Sandy had scuba divers swimming in the New York subway tunnels.

The 3 network evening newscasts leading tonight with tornado destruction in North Texas. At least six killed.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 16, 2013

You know what that proves, right? The American public doesn’t care about the IRS scandal or the Benghazi scandal or the AP scandal. Because as we all know, network news has long let public interest dictate what it chooses to cover, how much, and when.

@toure Conservatives will tell you that’s how little they matter to the liberal MSMedia.

— Celeste Headlee (@CelesteHeadlee) May 16, 2013

Yes but NBC Nightly isn’t ideological. RT @celesteheadlee: Conservatives will tell you that’s how little they matter to the liberal MSMedia.

— Touré (@Toure) May 16, 2013

Of course not. That’s like saying MSNBC is ideologically biased.

@toure Are you serious?

— Andy Marquis (@amarquis32) May 16, 2013

@toure The network you work for hasn’t mentioned the tornadoes in Texas for hours.

— Andy Marquis (@amarquis32) May 16, 2013

@toure The first thing you think of when seeing tornadoes hurting Americans is how it validates your agenda. Sick.

— Melvin Udall (@Melvin_Udall_) May 16, 2013

@toure that is a story about people dying. are you serious???? you really going to do a comparison? you are pathetic.

— Tina Jameson (@Tina_Jameson) May 16, 2013

no, it demonstrates media bias. Duh. @toure

— Aaron Worthing (@AaronWorthing) May 16, 2013

Actually it tells us how desperate the #lapdogmedia is to avoid further coverage of the IRS and AP scandals. Must protect the regime! @toure

— Moira Fitzgerald (@Moira1987) May 16, 2013

Hey look @toure, NBC Nightly News covering the IRS and AP scandals right now.

— Andy Marquis (@amarquis32) May 16, 2013

You know what else bugs Touré? That whole idea of covering both sides of an issue.

@celesteheadlee Reporting both sides as if both are equally valid is often dishonest & inaccurate. Ex: “Some think Obama isn’t American.”

— Touré (@Toure) May 16, 2013

This example earned a coveted Touré retweet.

@toureWhy does media pretend every issue has a legitimate 2 sides argument? Climate change for example. It exists = only 1 side.

— Amanda Bowen (@AmandaBowen13) May 16, 2013

What’s this about then?

2nd IRS official resigns over scandal.

— Touré (@Toure) May 16, 2013

Dude, what scandal? Nobody cares about that.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/05/16/newsflash-from-toure-public-interest-apparently-drives-evening-news-leads/

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