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Neil Cavuto: "I Don't Know Who to Hate More"

Reported by Melanie - March 25, 2005

Here's what Neil Cavuto, host of the Fox News weekday "business" show, Your World w/Neil Cavuto, said today (March 25, 2005) as he opened his show and outlined the day's topics:

"And some big trouble for George Soros, courtesy the French. In this one you don't know who to hate."

Later, during a roundtable discussion (under the caption "Special Treatment") about George Soros having being found guilty of insider trading in France, Cavuto (not one of the four guests, but Cavuto, the news anchor) said:

-- "George Soros did his best to keep George Bush out of the White House last year."

-- "I didn't know who to hate more in this story. It was the French, and it was Soros."

-- Even the French magistrates "hated him in the end."

-- "The French and Soros. It's sorta like a bad B-movie."

Comment: For those of you too young to know, once upon a time there were standards of conduct and propriety in news broadcasting. There was a time when news anchors tried to be as neutral as possible. They tried to report facts and information only, and they prided themselves on working to kept their personal opinions out of the news. Special segments were set aside for editorial comment (such as the "Common Sense" segment on Your World w/Neil Cavuto). That was the place for the anchor to express his or her opinion. As the news anchor, Cavuto, of all the people participating in the five-person roundtable, had the greatest responsibility to remain "fair and balanced," yet he was the worst offender of all.

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