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Neil Cavuto's Propaganda

Reported by Melanie - January 28, 2005

In the Common Sense segment of his show, Your World w/Neil Cavuto today (January 28, 2005), Neil Cavuto showed his true feelings about the United Nations. I suggest that Cavuto recuse himself from reporting on, or partaking in any discussions about the UN from now on. If unable to do so, Cavuto should issue a disclaimer as to his inability to be "fair and balanced" due to his distain for the organization. Republican Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) may have called for Kofi Annan's resignation, but Cavuto would prefer it if the whole organization left town.

By way of background, here is an article from Thursday's Washington Post. The incident described in the Post article formed the basis of Cavuto's remarks. The article states, in part:

UNITED NATIONS, Jan. 26 -- The United Nations' top elections official, Carina Perelli, sharply criticized U.S. military forces in Iraq Wednesday for distributing material urging Iraqis to vote in the country's elections Sunday.

Perelli and other U.N. officials are concerned that such U.S. military involvement is compromising efforts to convince the Iraqi public that Iraqis are directing the elections.

(Please read the entire Post article if you've got the time. Also, please bear in mind that Cavuto's audience wasn't told what the UN representative actually said before he made his remarks.)

Here is what Cavuto said today. The emphasis is his:

"Some things just gall ya. So, the United Nations is all hot and bothered over leaflets. That's right, leaflets. Not the insurgents' leaflets. The ones that talk of murdering anyone who dare goes out and votes. Not a word about them. No, our leaflets. The ones that simply remind Iraqis they have the chance to vote. Plenty of words about them. The UN claims we're taking sides.

"So let me get this right. Celebrating democracy is bad. Promising to butcher those who practice it is good. Only a body of soulless bodies like the UN could ignore the sacrifices for freedom and all but endorse those doing everything in their power to squash freedom. Why doesn't the UN just put out a sign that says 'you go butchers!' At least then they'd be more honest than the sneaky, sniveling, backstabbing way these disingenuous bastards are acting now.

"Never mind the fact the UN stood by when another Iraqi butcher had his way with his people. They're just happy to do the exact same as new butchers try to have their way with the same people. All I ask of the UN is to show your true colors. Admit it's not the Iraqi people you care for at all. It's not their home you want to protect, but your own sorry asses on the thoroughly wasted piece of Manhattan real estate you call your home. I know your greatest hurdle is securing dinner reservations at Lutece. Figures, French. Just understand that the people whose fates you blithely ignore want to secure something a little more meaningful right now.

"So I want you, at the UN, to look in the mirror, then, get out of their face."

Comment: Cavuto's remarks distort and exaggerate the statement made by the UN representative to such an extent that what he said is unresponsive to it. But, then again, it wasn't meant to be responsive per se. It was meant as propaganda, designed to turn Fox viewers against the UN, a body which dares speak out against the great and mighty and perfect United States of America.

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