All Major News Outlets Cover Trayvon Martin Tragedy, Except Fox News

Honestly, there’s no surprise here when it comes to Fox News’ non-reporting on the Trayvon Martin case in Florida…

Think Progress

Since his tragic death on February 26, Trayvon Martin — an unarmed 17-year-old African-American shot by “neighborhood watch volunteer” George Zimmerman — has become national news. Martin, a good student with no criminal record, was killed by Zimmerman on his way home from the 7-11. Zimmerman was carrying a 9 millimeter handgun. Martin was carrying a bag of Skittles and a can of iced tea. (If you are unfamiliar with the story, check out our primer on what everyone should know about Trayvon Martin.)

Martin has merited coverage by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today. The story has been covered by all three broadcast networks and extensively on cable. But there is one outlet that has barely mentioned Trayvon Martin — Fox News.

Here’s a breakdown of the coverage of Trayvon Martin on the three major cable networks from the day of his death through today at noon:

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8 responses to “All Major News Outlets Cover Trayvon Martin Tragedy, Except Fox News

  1. pinejelly

    Hmmmm, where was the news media for the knoxville horror and the wichita massacre? And how come only very few news outlets report that zimmerman had been beat bloody by Martin? Why couldn’t Martin just stop and answer zimmerman’s questions? I never talked back or tried to beat up all the rent a cops that got on my case when I was growing up, and believe you me, I was harassed a lot. And tell me why the news networks keep saying zimmerman is white- he’s actually Latino. In other words, he’s in a minority class as well!

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    • And how come only very few news outlets report that zimmerman had been beat bloody by Martin?

      Martin was a small framed boy and weighed 140lbs. Zimmerman weighed about 100lbs more. Are you implying that young, unarmed Trayvon Martin was not the one screaming for help? Are you implying that the little kid beat Zimmerman so badly that he had to shoot him…after he (Martin) beat Zimmerman?

      Where are you getting your facts from? I suggest you go back and look at the facts of the case thus far…then reassess that fantasy that you conjured up.

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      • LongTimeLurker

        You tell him, k.

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      • LongTimeLurker

        And as for who was hollering for help – Trayvon’s Mother says it was her son’s voice she heard in the police tape.

        I ask any parent out there whether you would recognize your child’s voice hollering for help?

        ‘Nuff said.

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      • tim

        Martin was 6’3″. He was not the 12-year old that the media is showing pics of every 30 seconds. He was also sporting gold teeth and tatoos…at 17. This is Tawana Brawley redux and you are all falling for it all over again.

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    • Moe

      You have to be kidding pinejelly – did you know 1) Zimmerman regularly called police saying he’s spotted trouble (always black) and the police considered him soemtlhing of a nuisance? and 2) on this call, the police repeatedly told him to suspend his ‘pursuit’?

      A 17 year old carrying a container of iced tea was well advised to run fron a much larger chubby guy chasing him with a gun.

      Again, are you fracking kidding????

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  2. Interesting. Check out this story about Fox News:
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/07/acorn-sting-tape-edited-r_n_528556.html

    You might also be interested in my latest post at
    http://www.charleneoldham.com

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    • Thanks Charlene, I saw that graphic on FaceBook and shared it with friends. As for Fox News and ACORN, they controlled the narrative and convinced their less than bright demographic that ACORN had done things that were atrocious in terms of “voting fraud”.

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