Fox Devotes Minimal Time To Press Conference On Grand Jury Decision Not To Indict Officer In Eric Garner Death

Fox Airs Only 25 Seconds Of Nearly 17 Minute Speech, CNN And MSNBC Aired Entire Speech Live

Fox News aired less than 30 seconds of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's press conference following a grand jury decision not to indict a police officer for the choking death of Eric Garner. The speech ran nearly 17 minutes and was aired in full by CNN and MSNBC.

On December 3, a New York City grand jury voted not to bring criminal charges against a police officer accused in the choking death of Garner who died after being arrested for allegedly selling loose cigarettes. An earlier autopsy by New York City's medical examiner ruled that Garner's death “was a homicide resulting from the chokehold and the compression of his chest by police officers.”

Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed the decision during a press conference in Staten Island on December 3. The Mayor's speech, which lasted nearly 17 minutes, attempted to calm racial tensions in the city.

While CNN and MSNBC aired the English portion of the speech live in its entirety, Fox News did not, airing only 25 seconds of the speech. Watch how Fox covered the speech below: