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Abramoff scandal on a par with Jolie-gate

Reported by Chrish - January 5, 2006

Hiitting a new low in spin on the Big Story today 1/4/06 (Happy birthday Steve!) host John Gibson equated the Abramoff scandal with Angelina Jolie's phone call to Jennifer Aniston.

In a teaser going to break, Gibson read "Two days in court for the once powerful lobbyist Jack Abramoff, two sets of guilty pleas. So what is he going to tell the feds, will he hurt the GOP in the coming mid-term elections, will the Democrats suffer as well...we'll debate these points in our Political Smackdown segment." over a chyron "Lobbyist Scandal". He flowed right into "Speaking of important scandals(his emphasis!), did Angelina Jolie really call Jennifer Aniston to deliver some very painful news? We'll rip the lid off that one. (over "Tough call") And a teen-age star makes a very difficult admission. (over "coming clean") Jane, what's going on with Lindsay Lohan?"

Comment: It is a typical Fox tactic to diminish any reports that are potentially or outright harmful to the Bush administration and/or Republicans. This was so preposterous, but the tabloid-news seekers who watch Fox all day are probably more interested in the private lives of stars than the corruptiion of their government officials.

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