Fox News Channel was the only cable news channel not to carry the funeral service for Dr. Dorothy Height Thursday morning, at which President Obama, Cabinet members, congressional and civil rights leaders were in evidence.
Obama delivered the eulogy.
A Fox News spokeswoman noted to Journal-isms that a Fox News anchor directed viewers to foxnews.com, which streamed the service.
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The progressive Media Matters for America noted the streaming, but added:
“Earlier this week, numerous conservative blogs and websites were promoting a story about a team of evangelical researchers who supposedly ‘found’ Noah’s Ark in Turkey,” Ben Dimiero wrote. “The story is quite obviously a hoax, and when it made the jump to FoxNews.com, they were ridiculed for promoting it in their ‘Science’ section.
“This morning, Fox News decided that this ridiculous ‘story’ merited some on-air coverage, and America’s Newsroom devoted several minutes to ‘Noah’s Ark.’ This wouldn’t be so notable if it came on a morning during which nothing else of note was going on, but Fox News ran this segment while President Obama eulogized civil rights legend Dorothy Height. Fox noted that the eulogy would be streaming on FoxNews.com, but they chose to devote their TV airwaves to this:
“As we’ve noted in the past, Fox will use any excuse not to cover various Obama’s speeches.”