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News? Or a Current Affair?

Reported by Donna - May 2, 2005

After taking the weekend off from news and what was happening in the world, I went to Studio B with Shepard Smith this Monday to get caught up.

Caught up, indeed. The first half hour was filled with the runaway bride, Michael Jackson, 2 teens rescued off the Carolina coast, back to the runaway bride and finishing the first half hour with Michael Jackson. I might as well have watched one of those exploitation shows such as a 'Current Affair'.

In the second half hour they finally went to a real news story - the annual Conference for the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

Wendall Goler reported from the White House that Condoleeza Rice had warned North Korea that they were a problem but not a threat. He added that North Korea's Foreign Minister had called President Bush a 'hooligan' and N. Korea won't return to nonproliferation talks until Bush leaves office.

After the name calling from North Korea (also, several months ago, Kim Jung Il had called Bush a 'moron'), Fox went in for some rehabilitation. While showing the demonstration of thousands of people in NYC's Central Park, demonstrating for a 'nuclear free world', Goler said that the White House supports that idea (of a nuclear free world) even though they want to develop new nuclear weapons to replace an aging stockpile.

Comment: I don't know how you support a nuclear free world while you are developing new nuclear weapons. Apparently, N. Korea will not deal with the United States while Bush is president. We are at a stalemate with a country that President Clinton had successfully dealt with (and had managed to keep out the proliferation of nuclear weapons). Later in the program, it was reported that one of our problems is that South Korea and China don't think that the United States is being flexible enough. Is this administration even capable of a diplomatic approach? Perhaps having John Bolton as our UN Ambassador would help the situation.

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