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Reported by Nancy - August 7, 2004 -

Here are a few samples to give you the flavor of the Fox News website this morning.

The lead story is the economy

Updated: 8-07-04 7:21am ET

Stocks Hit Year Lows on Unemployment Report
Data showing job growth slowed to a crawl last month surprises investors; Dow falls more than 147 points, closes at 9,815
[Comment: by contrast, on CNNmoney this story is headlined as: A hiring shock / July payroll growth far shy of Wall Street forecasts / Brutal Day on Wall Street / Major indexes pummeled, hit new 2004 lows after weak July payrolls report.]
Related Stories
•July Jobs Growth Slows, Unemployment at 5.5%
•Oil Prices Ease Off Record Highs
[Comment: again, by contrast, on CNNmoney this story is: Oil touches new high / Futures surge to $44.77, the highest ever, on same old fears: Supplies and Yukos.]
•Delta Shares Fall on Bankruptcy Fears
•Kerry Plans Reduced Reliance on Foreign Oil
•Bush Says Economy Is Improving
•Can Investors Still Make a Profit?

The "Views" section includes:
Victory But No Glory
Opinion: Old Europe downplays Armstrong's Tour de France win
[Comment: turns out to be from the Weekly Standard, another Murdoch-owned company, but not identified as such]
When Sharks Attack Online
Sites Unseen: Assess your risk of getting bitten before you swim
["Sites Unseen is a new feature on FOXNews.com" - Comment: I wonder if it's worthwhile to keep track of what sites they recommend?]
Little Saigon Goes GOP
Vietnamese-Americans critical of Kerry's record, back Bush
[Comment: quotes exactly one Vietnamese-American]
Uphill Battle for Black Vote
GOP renews effort to boost party among African-Americans
[Comment: Two revealing sentences in the text: "Republicans have long been weak among black voters, but GOP activists say they hope an effort this week to recruit a black Senate candidate in Illinois, along with other outreach efforts, will help boost the party among African-Americans ... For Democratic candidate John Kerry, African-Americans are the base, and his goal is to maintain support in the black community and boost turnout."]
Braving Terrorized Markets
Money Matters: How to secure investments in trying times
[Comment: about what you'd expect]
Hopes for a Fresh Start
Reporter's Notebook: Afghans look forward to historic election
[Comment: another "Happy Afghanistan" story]