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The Unheard "I" Word

Reported by Nancy - June 6, 2005 -

Today (6/6), Greg Jarrett was again covering for David Asman on FNL, & again the program was more like an episode of "E! News for the attention-span impaired." Of course there's a method to this madness: it allows FNL to avoid unpleasant topics, like the possible impeachment implications of the Downing Street Memo.

Here's a quick summary of the last hour: Bush gave a speech at OAS, MJackson jury still out; NHolloway still missing; RCrowe arrested; MJackson jury still out; Op Lightning going swell; al-Libbi now in US custody; Priscilla Owen sworn in; Bush speech; NHolloway still missing; NHolloway still missing; SHussein "facing trial very soon for crimes against humanity"; Op Lightning going swell; al-Libbi now in US custody; NHolloway still missing; MJackson jury still out; MHacking to be sentenced today; MJackson jury still out; MHacking to be sentenced today; future SCOTUS nominations; NHolloway still missing; RCrowe still arrested; MJackson jury still our; NHolloway still missing; RCrowe still arrested; SCOTUS decision re medical marijuana; MJackson jury still out; NHolloway still missing; MJackson jury still out; MJackson jury still out; NHolloway still missing.

Here's an incomplete list of topics in the news (lifted straight from google & yahoo, all time-stamped well before FNL finished airing) that FNL *didn't* mention:

on the world stage -
Downing Street Memo / possible impeachment of GWBush
Mexico, Brazil & Venezuela have already responded negatively to Bush's OAS speech
Hizbollah wins big at polls in Lebanon
Syrian President al-Assad talked about reform & anti-corruption measures at Baath party meeting
UK suspended plans to vote on EU charter
mayors from around the world meeting in Seattle

closer to home -
other federal judiciary nominations (Pryor, Rogers Brown)
al-Arian "terror" case finally going to trial
9/11 Commission presses Bush for progress report
man in AZ charged with possession of ricin
new investigation into the murder of Emmett Till
any health / science / tech topic
any economic topic (aside from touting Bush's OAS speech)

NOTE TO READERS: Please stay on topic (this one's easy: what FNL didn't cover). O/T comments will be deleted. Thanks.