FNC's The O'Reilly Factor Spotlights Media's Lack of Interest in FRC Shooting

MRC Research Director and NewsBusters senior editor Rich Noyes appeared on FNC's The O'Reilly Factor Friday night to talk about the so-called "mainstream" media's lack of interest in news that a volunteer at D.C.-based gay group walked into the Family Research Council's offices and opened fire, wounding a security guard.

Guest host Juan Williams branded the lack of coverage "outrageous." Noyes described how if the reverse had happened -- a Christian conservative volunteer invading a liberal headquarters with 50 rounds of ammo -- the same networks that barely touched the FRC shooting would undoubtedly have provided far more intensive coverage.

Video below the jump.


Background: On Wednesday night, only ABC offered a detailed report, while CBS and NBC's evening newscasts offered only a few seconds of coverage each. The next morning, CBS ignored the story completely, NBC provided only brief coverage, while ABC had a full follow-up piece.

MRC President and NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell made the media's response the topic of his latest news column: "These networks are aiding and abetting liberal violence by refusing to identify it as liberal violence. Whether it’s vandalism at Chick-fil-A or rapes in Occupy Wall Street camps, these networks simply cannot find “news” in liberal violence of any kind."

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