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Bob Costas Refused To Cover Holloway Story On CNN

Reported by Deborah - August 20, 2005

Bob Costas was scheduled to do an hour on Natalee Holloway story while filling in for Larry King but he told producers that he would rather deal with another topic. CNN chose Holloway over Costas. Today on Fox and Friends the group took some subtle but clear jabs at Costas for his decision.

Bill McCuddy was reporting the story and one of the friends mentioned that when Costas is on for King the ratings are down by a 1/3. Then they mentioned how the producer probably had the show all planned suggesting that Costas was making it difficult.

Mc Cuddy added that Costas is scheduled for 16 more appearances on CNN. "Let's see if they can come up with something he wants to talk about."

comment: Since Fox is #1 in coverage of the Natalee Holloway story, they needed to make Costas look like a spoiled primadonna. Costas really didn't pass judgement on the subject matter but simply said that he wasn't the best person for the topic. Maybe Costas felt as many people do that this story has been done way too much just to get the high ratings it brings.

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