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Neil Cavuto: George Bush's Whore

Reported by Melanie - January 18, 2005

The excitement in Neil Cavuto's voice today (January 18, 2005), during Your World w/Neil Cavuto, was obvious. He couldn't get enough of the fact that "Oil prices came off a 7-week high today despite the cold weather through much of the country!" Hey, my heating bill's pretty darn high so I was excited too!

Cavuto opened his show with a brief blurb about the market, which included this:

"...And that's one of the reasons the markets are up, and also crude oil. Despite the cold weather through much of the country, coming off a seven week high." And, "All the major market averages up on oil prices coming down and earnings, at least the smattering we got today, moving up."

During an update at 4:12 p.m. ET, Cavuto said this: "Oil prices came off a 7-week high today despite the cold weather through much of the country."

At 4:36 p.m. ET, he said this: "The Dow was up better than 70 points buoyed by expectations of strong earnings and oil prices which came off a 7-week high just today despite the cold snap."

So you can imagine my surprise when I sat down to type this post and to do a little research on what the actual numbers were. This is the first headline I saw:

Oil Prices Surge to Almost $50 a Barrel

Oil futures prices retreated Tuesday afternoon after surging above $49 a barrel earlier in the day -- their highest levels since the end of November -- amid low temperatures in the United States and fears of supply cuts.

Then I saw this:

Crude Oil Rally Falters

Crude oil prices Tuesday closed unchanged after touching $49 a barrel for the first time in almost two months, amid a bout of icy cold weather in parts of the U.S.

And this:

Crude rises near $50 US a barrel, highest since end of November

NEW YORK (AP) - Crude oil futures prices surged above $49 a barrel Tuesday - their highest level since the end of November - amid plunging temperatures in the United States and fears of supply cuts.

COMMENT: I hadn't read any of these articles when I watched Cavuto's show. Cavuto gave the impression that the news was nothing but good when it came to today's oil price moves, precisely what Cavuto wanted his audience to think. Neil Cavuto, your heart is made of stone. The length to which you'll go to deceive your viewers, and to make George W. Bush's economy look good, is sinful!


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