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Is Fox Preparing its audience for War with Iran?

Reported by Ellen - February 9, 2005

Today on Studio B with Shepard Smith, Smith was interviewing former US Ambassador to Qater, Patrick Theros regarding Iran's nuclear program. The interview, itself, was not what was interesting. It was how Fox 'framed' the story with banners on the bottom part of the screen.

Here are the banners:

Rice: The International Community has options against Iran.
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Iran's Nuclear Program begun in 1974
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Iran's Nuclear Program was suspended 1978 - 1979
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Ayatollah Khomeini took power in Iran in 1979
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1979 - Iranian Militants took 52 Americans Hostage
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US Broke off Relations with Iran in 1980
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Iran was added to list of Terror Nations in 1984
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Iran Supports Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad
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Iran insists that it has always opposed Al Qaeda
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Bush: Iran Pursues Nuclear Weapons
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Bush: Iran is World's Primary State Sponsor of Terror

(while this banner is running the picture shown is a Digital Globe satellite photo of buildings,. Are we to believe that this is where Iran is conducting it's Nuclear Program? Nothing is said about the photo)
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Rice: A U.S. - Led Attack on Iran is 'Not on the Agenda'
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Iran's Guard and Intel Agency Supported Terror Attacks
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Comment: Is Fox trying to 'frame' a picture of how 'evil' Iran is - perhaps in preparation for some future action? Should we believe Rice that Iran is not on the agenda or should we believe her when she says their are 'other options' available? What are these options? Is war one of them?

It reminded me of the banner's that run across the screen when the Simpson's are watching Fox.

We report, you decide.

Reported by: Donna..........Donna's Dissertations..........

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