Just giving the people what they want

Fox anchor says you're a "snob" if you wish the media would focus more on Iraq and less on Anna Nicole Smith.

Published February 26, 2007 9:42PM (EST)

Think the wall-to-wall coverage of Anna Nicole Smith is a little obscene, especially when, you know, there's a war going on? If you do, then you're a "snob." Or so sayeth Fox's John Gibson, who declares that journalists who wish the media focused more on Iraq and less on Smith are guilty of telling Smith-starved viewers, "I'm better than you."

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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