Fox fails to challenge Norton

In my post yesterday about Fox 21’s mini profile of  Jane Norton, I didn’t mention that Fox committed a journalistic lapse when it failed to ask Norton why she believes that Faisal  Shahzad, who’s now admitted to trying to blow  up a car bomb in Times Square, should denied basic due-process protections given to all Americans.

“If they treat him like a criminal, rather than a terrorist, I think that’s wrong,” Norton told Fox. “You don’t keep America safe by reading terrorists their Miranda rights.”

Fox should have gotten Norton’s response to the kind of argument supported by Glenn Beck on this topic. Beck said,  “He’s [Shahzad] a citizen of the United States, so I say you uphold the laws and Constitution on citizens,” adding, “He has all of the rights under the Constitution,” and “We don’t shred the Constitution when it’s popular; we do the right thing.”

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