CNN Chief Says Fox News War “Cheerleaders” Had To “Dial Back “

By Brian 

The AP picks up on the Project for Excellence in Journalism’s finding that “MSNBC and CNN were much more consumed with the war in Iraq than was Fox” during the first quarter of 2007.

“It is surprising that they’re not covering the biggest story in the country and the world,” CNN chief Jon Klein tells David Bauder.

Another Klein quote: “It illustrates the danger of cheerleading for one particular point or another because they were obviously cheerleaders for the war. When the war went badly they had to dial back coverage because it didn’t fit their preconceived story lines.”

Fox wouldn’t respond to the AP’s interview requests. They don’t want to talk about their war coverage.

Will they respond to Klein’s comments?