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Rich w/Bush, Poor w/Kerry

Reported by Melanie - August 16, 2004 -

At 4:22 p.m. today (August 16, 2004) on Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Fox News reporter Terry Keenan was involved in a round table discussion. She said several things which, in my opinion, have no business coming out of the mouth of an employee of a "fair and balanced news" network. About the stock market, which nobody can truly predict, Keenan said, "you could make lots of money between now and the end of the year" if Bush is elected, but "people will run for the exits" if it looks like Kerry might win. A few seconds later, at the end of the segment, she said, wouldn't it be the "ultimate irony if Greenspan costs the President the election?"

COMMENT: Average people are watching this. Just imagine what they think when they hear people they admire and look to for financial advice saying these kinds of things? A vote for Bush is a vote for making money, and a vote for Kerry is a vote for losing money. For those viewers who don't want to go into much detail in their thinking about who to vote for, this is a powerful pro-Bush message. As for the Greenspan statement, I guess the theory is to blame a bad economy on him and leave Bush high and dry and free of any responsibility - another positive spin in Bush's favor.