Katrina: Media’s Voice Wasn’t Because Of Bias, It Was Due To Clear Facts

By Brian 

Indiana University’s Web site sums up a recent visit from MSNBC correspondent David Shuster: The news media found their voice covering Hurricane Katrina, he said, and if the voice sounded critical of the Bush administration, it was because the images of human suffering cried out for accountability.

“It’s not because we have a bias,” he said. “It’s not because we have a grudge. It’s because the facts of the hurricane were so clear and so compelling.” The audio of his remarks is also available here.

> Also: “In a question-and-answer session, Shuster took a pass on an invitation to criticize Fox News, where he worked from 1996 to 2002. Instead, he praised MSNBC and the NBC news organization for the commitment to accuracy, detail and ethical behavior.”