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This Must Stop!

Reported by Melanie - August 18, 2004 -

Today (August 18, 2004) on Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Cavuto said something alarming. He has said this before but I didn't make a post, thinking it was a passing thing. Since it continues, I thought I'd post this time.

In a discussion with Scott Bleier of Hybrid Investors, Mike Norman, a Fox News contributor, and Fox reporter Terry Keenan, the four were on the subject of Iraq and al Sadr. Cavuto asked about al Sadr: What if we killed the guy? Keenan responded, "that would be a big plus." Then Cavuto: do you believe "the market would take off if he was outta there?"

COMMENT: Here is the anchor of a cable news network, beamed across the planet, talking about how the US stock market would be better off if we killed someone. What have we come to? What must people in other countries think? What must kids and teenagers right here at home think? What kind of message does it send when one sees a TV anchor ponder what would happen if we "killed the guy?" I think this kind of talk is way beyond professional -- barbaric comes to mind. I'm embarrassed for us as a nation.