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Grapevine Whine - George Galloway Gets Fox's Goat Again

Reported by Nancy - January 9, 2006 -

Last Friday night (1/6) on Special Report Jim Angle substituted for anchor Brit Hume & used one of the "pickings" on the Grapevine segment to mock a UK politician who has the ability to make Fox staffers foam at the mouth. Yes, it's George Galloway (again), & this time it was about him being a contestant on a UK-based TV "reality" show. One might wonder why Special Report selected this item for its political Grapevine, rather than the far more politically significant story about the alcohol problem plaguing Charles Kennedy, leader of the Liberal Democrats (which has subsequently resulted in his resignation). I guess that might remind viewers that there are "some" in our current administration rumored to have similar problems.

Here's "picking" #4:

Until now, anti-war British lawmaker George Galloway's most memorable television appearance was in front of a Senate subcommittee investigating claims he received illegal kickbacks from Saddam Hussein. But now he's extending his 15 minutes of fame on a British reality show. Galloway will live in a house & compete against other minor celebrities as part of a program called Big Brother . The London Telegraph reports that when Galloway arrived for his stay, he shouted, "Stop the war” and was greeted with a chorus of boos from onlookers.

Comments: Note the language, as always (empasis added):
1) Angle repeats the basless claims that Galloway so effectively repudiated back in May.
2) Galloway is " extending his 15 minutes of fame " -- what "fame"? He's a Member of Parliament, as well as leader of Respect, the political party he founded; He doesn't need no stinkin' "fame."
3) "other minor celebrities " -- see previous comment.

See my previous post about how FNC reacted to Galloway's bravura performance before the Senate Subcommittee back in May/. If you missed Galloway's testimony, Here's his statement to the Subcommittee, but that barely begins to capture the full flavor of how Galloway shredded dweebs like Sen Norm Coleman (R-MN). Galloway doesn't mince words, & he doesn't suffer fools lightly.

Haven't heard much about the "Oil-for-Food Scandal" (TM!) from Fox lately, have we? Gee, not since the Volcker Report revealed how deeply US firms & individuals were involved.

If you'd like to complain to Fox about this, email: special@foxnews.com

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