The most over-covered story of the year according to MSNBC host Chris Hayes was the Knockout game, which he views as a “Fox News, Drudge obsession.”
Hayes announced his selection in his ‘All-in’ Awards “over/under-covered news” segment.
Knockout game coverage was spearheaded by Bill O’Reilly, Sean Hannity and Greta Van Sustern. Although some have been slow to come around, many other news outlets have indeed documented the knockout game.
Hayes showed a Fox News clip of its Knockout coverage which included former NYPD Detective Bo Dietl’s comment that the news media is suppressing the coverage. Dietl said that “the liberal news media doesn’t want to say exactly what it is — it’s gangs of black youths attacking whites.” Hayes appears to accuse Fox News’s coverage as being racist; he injects this comment after viewing the clip, “You get a sense of the racial politics and subtext, well not even subtext… text.”