Gabler's Gripe: Karr Crimped Katrina Coverage

September 2nd, 2006 7:20 PM

I don't know about you, but by the end of the Bush-bashing festival that was the MSM's coverage of the one-year Katrina anniversary, I was about ready to climb up on my roof with a bedsheet message begging to be evacuated by helicopter.

Neal Gabler also has a complaint about the Katrina anniversary coverage: there wasn't enough of it. 

On this evening's Fox News Watch, Gabler made his comment in the context of the panel's discussion of the John Mark Karr fiasco.  Griped Gabler:

"The embarrassment isn't that he wasn't guilty, the embarrassment is the disproportionate amount of coverage he got even if he had been guilty. The problem is there [were] virtually no [TV news] minutes devoted to Katrina on the eve of the Katrina anniversary."

Could it be that when he's not on FNW, Neal inhabits Pluto?  Anyone living in this solar system surely could not have escaped the flood of Katrina coverage last week.

Mark Finkelstein lives in the liberal haven of Ithaca, NY, where he hosts the award-winning, web-casted TV show Right Angle.  Contact Mark at