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Chippin' Away at the UN

Reported by Melanie - June 18, 2004 -

Reporter Jeff Goldblatt appeared on Dayside w/Linda Vester today to report that John (Goldblatt said "John" but later a banner appeared saying "Jean") Ziegler, a "special expert" at the UN, had written a letter to the Caterpillar company expressing his concern that Caterpillar bulldozers are being used by the Israelis to destroy Palestinian homes, ancient olive trees and other structures in the Gaza Strip.

After Goldblatt finished his report, Linda Vester turned to the studio audience with a look of disgust on her face and asked if this was right? Two audience members said no, that Caterpillar can't possibly police the use of it's bulldozers all over the world.

COMMENT: Fox appears to be doing everything it can to undermine the UN in the minds of its viewers.

Otherwise, I thought that this was just a hateful, hateful segment. On the one hand Fox bashes every person and country who doesn't take our side, yet they air a segment like this in which the conclusion is essentially "Why should we care?" Fox's bottom line: The whole world must care about the US but the US can do whatever it pleases without regard to anyone or any thing.

Now, if the US were a person and acted that way, would you like that person? I don't think so. Fox is just a terrible "ambassador" to the world.