Some days, when Duke rape scandal news and an Iraqi parliament attack just isn’t enough, cable news will find a distraction.
Today, it was a horse stuck in the mud in Texas.
“Jane, this horse is the glue that is holding this channel together today,” Shep Smith said on FNC around 2:45pm, more than an hour after the network started covering the “breaking news.”
“C’mon, you wanted to know what was going to happen,” Jane Skinner replied.
Shep pretended that it was a “very exciting moment,” then asked: “Did we have to skip any commercial breaks for horse coverage?”
Click continued for a minute-by-minute look at FNC’s coverage…