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Make that 106 people screwing up America

Reported by Chrish - July 17, 2005

I had the TV on for two minutes this weekend, and it was enough. There on Fox's "Weekend Live" Sunday 7/17/05 1:24pmET was host Brian Wilson and the omnipresent Bernie Goldberg. Of course he was shilling his book "100 People Screwing Up America...", published by Fox' sister company HarperCollins Books (not once mentioned that I've seen). Since this is the fifth instance that I am aware of (and we don't monitor 24/7), I'm guessing that bit by bit Fox plans to air every single name in the book to assure that even their illiterate viewers get the names, if not the "facts".

Asked by Wilson if he were to expand the list by 5 names, who would they be, Goldberg said it would have to be 6. He cited Democrat Senator Dick Durbin for his comments on the goings-on at Guantanamo Bay as the 106th. Then he cited the 5 Supreme Court Justices who recently voted to expand the government's powers of eminent domain.

Comment: This is hardly the first time Fox viewers have heard the courts are screwing up their country; with the imminent nomination of a replacement for O'Connor the rhetoric will heat up. How convenient that Wilson asked about the addition of 5 names! Could it have been, gasp, rehearsed?

Wilson provided comic relief when he said "I'm not supposed to have opinions but I gotta agree with you." On Fox, if you are a "journalist" and preface your remarks with a self-absolution you can opine away, as long as you agree with the right.

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