Homecoming

Dubya Welcomed in Midland

“Out with the old, in with the new.” Apparently one network didn’t get the memo. The Los Angeles Times notes that late Tuesday afternoon, when the entire world’s collective consciousness was seized by the inauguration, Fox News was the only national news channel to cover the live broadcast of former president Bush’s homecoming speech in Midland, Texas. In front of a smiling and supportive crowd, the former President said, “Sometimes what I did wasn't popular…But that's OK. I always did what I thought was right." MSNBC preferred to air Hardball with Chris Matthews, while CNN provided more exhaustive coverage of the inaugural parade.