MSNBC Chooses Ramsey Case Over Bush


By Brian 

“News programs that had planned daylong retrospectives” about Hurricane Katrina “were somewhat sidetracked by the capture of a fugitive on the F.B.I’s most-wanted list, Warren Jeffs, the leader of a polygamist sect and a suspected sex offender,” the NYT’s Alessandra Stanley notes.

Also, when President Bush spoke in New Orleans, FNC and CNN took it live, while MSNBC “stayed on the Ramsey case and ignored the presidential appearance altogether. Stanley says it was “a decision best explained by the fact that its former on-air legal affairs anchor, Dan Abrams, was recently named general manager…”