As Basil Fawlty Might Say…

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Fawlty"Don’t mention the war":

Fox spent half as much time covering the Iraq war than MSNBC during the first three months of the year, and considerably less than CNN, according to the Project for Excellence in Journalism.

The difference was more stark during daytime news hours than in prime-time opinion shows. The Iraq war occupied 20 percent of CNN’s daytime news hole and 18 percent of MSNBC’s. On Fox, the war was talked about only 6 percent of the time.

Fox News viewers are the most reliable constituency for Bush.  They voted for him 88-7, which is more than conservatives, gun owners, evangelicals, and war supporters.  They like to say that Fox News is "fair and balanced", but when it fails to cover the truth about the war (it must be going pretty bad, huh?), it’s no surprise that many Bush supporters remain delusional about what is happening in Iraq.