Kurtz: Casey Anthony trial ‘most over-covered trial since O.J.’

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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If you haven’t noticed, there’s a murder trial that has been going on in Florida over the last few weeks that has predictably drawn cable news cameras to the courthouse. But is the coverage of the Casey Anthony murder trial too much?

On Sunday’s “Reliable Sources” on CNN, host Howard Kurtz said stop already. He noted that all the cable networks, with the exception of CNN, were going live with it on Sunday morning. That prompted him to describe the trial as “over-covered.” (Kurtz challenges Media Matters attack on Ed Henry)

“Closing arguments in the Casey Anthony murder trial began this morning,” Kurtz said. “And MSNBC and Fox News are taking it live, as is CNN’s sister network HLN. This tragic case is to me the most over-covered trial since O.J. And I hate the way the media have turned this into a national soap opera.”