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Babe Watch, FOX News-Style

Reported by Ellen - June 28, 2005

It was Natalee Holloway almost all the way last night on Hannity & Colmes. Geraldo Rivera was on location in Aruba where he told us the latest breaking details about the investigation. Tonight's news: Holloway's family is "very distraught" about the release of some of the suspects while the family of the released detainees are "tremendously relieved." I had a hard time figuring out why this was worth almost an hour of prime time news television. Then I noticed all the low necklines and/or tight shirts of the women involved.

First up was Beth Twitty, Natalee's Mom. She wore a sleeveless, white dress with a form-fitting top and a plunging neckline. It probably didn't hurt that she's an attractive blonde nor that she wore a large cross pinned to the camera side of her dress. Second on the list of FOX favorites after attractive blondes comes God, especially the Christian one.

The next woman on the screen was Natalee herself on a "missing" poster. She's also an attractive blonde and the poster featured two photos of her. One showed her in a swimsuit.

Then we met Holloway's aunt, Linda Allison. She wore a close-fitting peach-colored sweater with a fairly low V-neck. She's another attractive blonde, by the way.

After Allison, we saw Mrs. Van Der Sloot, mother of one of the suspects. She's blonde, too, but not so attractive. She's not one of the heroes of the story so it's OK. The camera didn't stick with her very long, anyway, before going back to Allison in peach, her long hair blowing in the trade winds, standing picturesquely in front of a group of palm trees.

At the bottom of the hour (after a news break with attractive blonde reporter Laurie Dhue), the show took a seven-minute break to talk about God vis a vis yesterday's Supreme Court decisions on the Ten Commandments. The only guest was Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court described as "the hero of the Christian Right" by CBS News. In 2003, Moore ordered a monument of the Ten Commandments installed in Alabama's Supreme Court. A federal court ordered the monument removed and Moore was forced to resign from the bench. Hardly someone likely to provide a fair and balanced review of the court's decision. My expectations were more than met.

Relating yesterday's decision on the Ten Commandments to last week's decision on eminent domain, Moore said, "When you distance yourself from an acknowledgment of God, your life, liberty and property are in jeopardy... When the state takes the place of God, then the state starts taking your property for economic purposes."

Before long, however, it was back to Natalee Holloway and another babelicious interview, this time with Harris Faulkner, of "A Current Affair," in a turquoise tank top.

Next up was the mother of released suspect Steve Croes. As was befitting the mother of a villain, even if it's only a suspected one, she was not so babelicious. Investigative reporter Rivera asked her hard-hitting questions such as "What kind of young man is he?" Answer: Very nice, something special.

Then, after a wrap-up from Geraldo which included a few more glimpses of Natalee and the suspects, we were done with Aruba. In the one minute remaining, there was "exclusive video" of demonstrators breaking into a recruiting meeting for The Minute Men.

I can hardly wait to see what happens Tuesday.

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