So many scandals, so little lapdog media time.
What story dominated as the morning news programs kicked off? Hint: It wasn’t Benghazi, IRS harassment of conservatives or the DOJ spying on the Associated Press. And of course it wasn’t the verdict in the trial of baby butcher Kermit Gosnell.
The number one story on the morning news shows…. Not IRS, not Benghazi , it’s Angelina Jolie. This is what passes for journalism now.#sad
— Barb J O’Donnell (@barbjodonnell) May 14, 2013
Jolie says she carries a mutated BRCA1 gene and her doctors estimated her risk of developing breast cancer was 87 percent. The actress’ A-list status makes the story of her preventive double mastectomy newsworthy and many appreciate Jolie’s candor.
Angelina Jolie made a brave choice to have a double prophylactic mastectomy. I respect her for that.
— Lisa B. (@politeracy) May 14, 2013
— Aaron Arnwine (@aaronarnwine) May 14, 2013
But it’s telling that CNN, NBC and ABC reportedly opened their morning programs with the Jolie news.
— Anti Liberal (@SillyLiberals) May 14, 2013
— Terri Mallioux (@TerriMallioux) May 14, 2013
— Melissa Clouthier (@MelissaTweets) May 14, 2013
— Keith Appell (@keithcrc) May 14, 2013
@todayshow – You lead with Jolie?If the IRS or Benghazi happened under GOP leadership, would you have done the same?Shameful!Pathetic!
— Tom Begley (@tbegley) May 14, 2013
— Rick(@StrokesofCandor) May 14, 2013
Of COURSE those shows kicked off their coverage with Angelina Jolie. What, you thought there was other news happening in the world?
— Brittany Cohan (@bccohan) May 14, 2013
@todayshow leads with Jolie story over AP taps, IRS or Benghazi! Relegate Jolie story to 8:30 block where it belongs. Real news first please
— Benjamin Rife (@benjaminmrife) May 14, 2013
— BorderLine Guy (@SarcasmAndBeer) May 14, 2013
— Kurt Bopp (@kbopp6) May 14, 2013
— For Small Govt (@ForSmallGovt) May 14, 2013
CNN top story online now is about Angelina Jolie – no mention of IRS scandal and only itty bitty mention of AP scandal #mediabias
— Jen M (@texasmcmanus) May 14, 2013
Another reason to stick with Fox?
CNN has spent more time on Angelina Jolie’s breasts than they have on Benghazi. This is why I watch Fox. #tcot
— Thomas Tedder (@thomastedder14) May 14, 2013
Headline on Fox News homepage: Benghazi attack. Headline on CNN: Angelina Jolie’s double mastectomy. Good to know where priorities lie.
— Tara Brekke (@TaraBrekke) May 14, 2013