Sniper Coverage

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In comparing the different broadcasts, of cable and network news on the sniper coverage, I found dramatic differences. For starters, I cable news has a major advantage. They have twenty-four hours a day to cover news. They have no other TV shows or programs they need to show. They have all that time that they need to fill with news and every aspect of that news as much as humanly possible. The only advantage that network news has is tradition. Jennings, Rather, and Brokaw are household names, and have been watched for over 30 years.

I've started to watch Shepard Smith on Fox news, due to my dad's frequent questions of "did you watch Shep last night?  After watching him during this week, I see why the constant harassment. His interviews of criminologists on the sniper case, wa

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