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Fox Viewers: Faked Out Again

Reported by Melanie - February 24, 2005

Apparently Fox News is feeling bold and brash these days because today (February 24, 2005), it didn't even TRY to pretend that Your World w/Neil Cavuto, the "most powerful business show on the planet," is actually a business show. No way Jose. No need to worry about false advertising when the government is your client and most of the media's trying to be you.

Here's what this "business" show covered:

The first 24 minutes were about the condition of Pope John Paul II.

Next came Steve Forbes. George Bush mentioned Forbes when he spoke to Doug Wead in l998, tapes of which were released earlier this week. Guest host Stuart Varney played a portion of the Wead tape in which Bush said this about Forbes:

Steve Forbes is going to hear this message from me: I will do nothing for him if he does to me what he did to Dole. Period. There's going to be a consequence. He is not dealing with the average, you know, 'Oh, gosh, let's all get together after it's over.' I will promise you, I will not help him. I don't care.

Forbes insisted he has no problem with what Bush said, and that since Bush is promoting the economic and social reforms Forbes championed in the late l990's, he couldn't be happier.

After the segment with Forbes, it was back to the Pope. At 4:44 p.m. ET, Fox diverted to a segment about Bush's meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin. The show then closed with more on the Pope.

Comment: Yep, Fox's viewers were faked out once more by the business show that wasn't and isn't. Again, Fox didn't even pretend: the show took two breathers from covering the Pope, but what did it talk about? Bush. Can't let your client down now, can you?

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