Friday, March 18, 2005

Today show paid the least attention to Schiavo...

...of the three broadcast morning shows.

Good Morning America ran one full story and two anchor briefings.

The Early Show ran one full story.

Today only ran brief anchor mentions at the 0700 and 0900 half hours. Katie Couric had plenty of time to yuk it up with the cast of Monty Python's Spamalot, however, with one segment interviewing the cast and another showing the cast singing "Always Look on the Bright Side of Your Life."

So much for a nose for news. The story dominates the media today, in part due to the whipsawing of the storyline with the state judge ordering the tube back in and the subpoena ignored. Still, this was a story worthy of LEADING the newscast even before the judge's actions today. It's not every day a congressional committee subpoenas a woman in a near-vegetative state whose feeding tube is about to be forcibly removed when no objective knowledge of her wishes on the matter is known.