Black panthers intimidating voters video
, Rachel Maddow said there's a big difference in the approaches of MSNBC and Fox: MSNBC, the network that carries her nightly show, is concerned with accuracy. "I of course think that we (MSNBC) are much more true than Fox is true," Maddow said in the Dec. "The problem that I think is reasonable to assert about Fox and its coverage is that they make up stories out of whole cloth and then make a big deal out of them." She continued, "For example, they said the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama.They ran dozens and dozens and dozens of stories about the New Black Panther Party, which was one guy who braided his beard in Philadelphia and who didn’t have an organization, yelling on a street corner.But Maddow’s comment to Letterman framed Fox’s coverage of the issue in political, rather than legal, terms.Was she correct that Fox News had claimed that "the New Black Panther Party decided the election for Barack Obama"?
Speaking to conservative activist and media figure Andrew Breitbart, Hannity said, "I haven't heard any Democrats talk about the New Black Panther Party standing outside the polling place, Andrew." But in all the coverage we examined, we couldn't find a single case in which the discussion revolved around the political impact of the incident, including whether the New Black Panther Party had helped put the Obama campaign over the top in 2008.
The transcripts showed that indeed there was lots of coverage on Fox.
However, the discussions focused on the legal side of the story and the question of whether other media outlets were derelict in not giving it enough attention.
The Associated Press reported: The department filed a civil complaint in January against three men, alleging two of them intimidated voters on Nov.
4 by standing outside a polling place wearing uniforms of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.