“War News Is Depressing. Lindsay Lohan Is Hot”

By Chris Ariens 

On this morning’s Reliable Sources on CNN, Howard Kurtz talked about last week’s PEJ study which showed how much (or little) the cable news channels covered the Iraq war in the second quarter.

Kurtz chose last Thursday night on FNC to prove his point.

Kurtz: “On Thursday, the day that [Sen.] John Warner late in the day made his call for at least a partial, symbolic withdrawal from Iraq, big news in most places. It got exactly one mention in primetime on FOX News during a news cut-in.”

After a Fox News montage that ended on news of Lindsay Lohan going to jail, Kurtz’s guest Michelle Cottle said, “a lot of this has to do with the political battle, was what was so hot about the war going up to the election. And the Republicans took a beating, and so now what you’re seeing is — you know, it’s depressing war. War news is depressing. Lindsay Lohan is hot. It’s sexy.”