The liberal media is nothing if not consistent in their collective approach to “reporting,” and one of those consistencies is bashing Fox News for daring to offer a perspective that runs counter to the prescribed political narrative.
This consistency is even seen at the local level, especially when it comes to newspapers, as seen with Miami Herald “investigative reporter’ Julie K. Brown, who took exception to Fox News reporting on the record inflation crushing the U.S. in the face of the terrible death of one of the network’s videographers, Pierre Zakrzewski, who was killed along with a 24-year-old Ukrainian journalist, Oleksandra “Sasha” Kuvshynova, while reporting on the war in Ukraine.
Fox News reporter Benjamin Hall, who remains hospitalized, was also injured when their vehicle came under fire from Russian forces outside of Kyiv, and Fox News CEO Suzanne Scott told network staff in a memo, “Today is a heartbreaking day for Fox News Media and for all journalists risking their lives to deliver the news.”
Brown marked the sad occasion thusly: “Fox News just lost a visual journalist killed by Russians in Ukraine and their hosts right now are talking about the cost of pajama bottoms at Target. I am not kidding.”
Fox News just lost a visual journalist killed by Russians in Ukraine and their hosts right now are talking about the cost of pajama bottoms at Target. I am not kidding. pic.twitter.com/uq20n9lvWS
— julie k. brown (@jkbjournalist) March 15, 2022
All of Fox News’ prime time shows took time on air to mark the solemn occasion, and much of the on-air talent did the same on Twitter.
Fox News reporter Trey Yingst, who is also reporting in war-torn Ukraine, shared a photo of his fallen colleagues, adding: “Sasha was killed alongside Pierre. She was talented, well-sourced and witty. She liked photography, poetry and music. We became fast friends over a shared love of coffee. She was 24 years old.”
Sasha was killed alongside Pierre. She was talented, well-sourced and witty. She liked photography, poetry and music. We became fast friends over a shared love of coffee. She was 24 years old. pic.twitter.com/5iVcUwZgpu
— Trey Yingst (@TreyYingst) March 15, 2022
Yet, for zealots on the left, this was just another opportunity to bash Fox News. And Brown was not alone here:
What a tragedy. A cameraman died covering the war for a TV network that airs a pro-Putin propagandist as its top-rated primetime host. https://t.co/zKHXRciMYu
— Susan Glasser (@sbg1) March 15, 2022
This is the Ukrainian member of the @FoxNews crew. She was killed today alongside their cameraman.
Fox News doesn’t even mention her in their report.
(Photo published by Oksana Romaniuk of the Institute of Mass Information) pic.twitter.com/4MR8rp00iP
— Olga Rudenko (@olya_rudenko) March 15, 2022
Former CNN correspondent…. pic.twitter.com/jPRN6PeoBt
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 14, 2022
As for Brown’s deceptive tweet, social media quickly pointed out that Fox News had been reporting on the deaths throughout the day — it’s almost as if Brown expected the network to spend the day covering nothing but that. Caution: Adult Language —
Why post this when you know it’s not true? https://t.co/YQZ66AbiSZ
— JJ (@JonnyLaughtrax) March 15, 2022
I keep MSNBC, CNN, and Fox on in my office 24/7. Fox’s hosts & guests today have all expressed their profound sorrow over the loss of Pierre. They are grieving. But here you are exploiting Pierre’s tragic death for clicks by putting up 1 screenshot. You’re a fucking ghoul, Julie.
— Mark Ashworth (@marklarflash) March 15, 2022
Here are a few other responses to the story from Twitter:
Yes, because proper modern journalism requires every hot-button topic must be turned into a 24-48hr minimum news cycle. Meanwhile…https://t.co/t7AIzGF0J6
— Chuck Runamok (@WayTooMuchGear) March 15, 2022
Why do you project your hackery (Miami Herald, lol!) onto others? https://t.co/ZxronidP39
Fox absolutely covered this story. They just also covered other extremely important stories…like inflation. https://t.co/JCCkEHHDay
— Andrew Follett (@AndrewCFollett) March 15, 2022
Trust me, people at Fox are grieving and upset. But because there’s a war in Ukraine, that doesn’t mean a network stops covering inflation at home — a huge story that disproportionately affects the most vulnerable Americans. https://t.co/XP6kEnOmLg
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) March 15, 2022
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