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Bush Flip-Flops on Torture Bigtime, But Fox Has His Back

Reported by Melanie - December 15, 2005

Neil Cavuto's hypocrisy was unrestrained today (December 15, 2005) when he reported on the "deal" George Bush made with Senator John McCain on torture.

For months and months, Bush, Cheney and other administration officials have insisted they would oppose any measure specifically banning "cruel, inhuman, and degrading" treatment of prisoners. Yet you'd never know by listening to Fox News that the "resolute" Bush, the guy who "takes a stand" and is a "strong leader," flip flopped big-time on this.

Cavuto promoted an upcoming segment about the "deal" by saying: "And, an agreement between the White House and Senator John McCain on a tougher torture policy."

A few minutes later: "The White House and Senator John McCain make a deal on torture."

Yet later: "President Bush accepting Senator John McCain's terms on a new torture policy." Video of McCain in the Oval Office today: "Now we can move forward and make sure the whole world knows that, as the President has stated many times, that we do not practice cruel and inhuman treatment or torture." Back to Cavuto: "Well, that's the nutshell there that the new policy specifically bans cruel and inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign suspects."

Comment: The "new policy," the "deal," the "agreement." If a Democrat did this, Cavuto most certainly would have aired several segments blasting him (or her) for being incredible, weak, soft on terror, ineffective, and most certainly, a flip flopper.

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