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Shepard Smith & Judge Andrew Napolitano Agree - The Government Releases Information When It Needs To Control The News Cycle

Reported by Donna - February 21, 2006

Shepard Smith on Studio B covered the three Toledo men who were indicted on planning terrorism attacks and one of them had even said he wanted to assassinate the President. They announced it at the opening of the show, then went to Mike Emmanuel within a couple of minutes to cover it again. They covered it a third time around 3:21 p.m. with an indepth segment featuring Judge Andrew Napolitano.

What Shepard Smith and Judge Andrew Napolitano agreed on surprised me, though.

Smith said that he had received many emails about when the indictment had come down, the timing of this, that the people always want to know about the timing. Judge Andrew Napolitano said, "It's an advantage the government has. The government can time the vote in the Grand Jury, reducing it to writing and releasing it. The government frequently does that when......ahhh........"

Shepard Smith broke in, "It needs to control the news cycle?" Judge Andrew Napolitano agreed, 'When it needs to control the news cycle, that's what it did."

Comments: There you go - admitted from even Fox. The government puts out stories when it wants to control the news cycle. They certainly controlled Fox's Studio B coverage, they spoke about it three times. Could there be a little pressure from the UAE port deal that the administration is trying to block out? We report, you decide.

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