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Fox Uses Moussaoui Decision as Opportunity to Terrorize its Audience & Absolve Bush of any Responsibility for 9/11

Reported by Melanie - April 3, 2006

Your World w/Neil Cavuto was entirely devoted today (April 3, 2006) to the decision of the jury in the Zacarias Moussaoui case to make him eligible for the death penalty.

Cavuto hosted a series of guests, ranging from relatives of 9/11 victims to radio talk show hosts to an advocate for immigration reform. During the entire hour, Fox aired a split screen and replayed, over and over and over again, a series of clips from 9/11: people covered in dust running out of the cloud made when the towers collapsed; firefighters and police officers crying and hugging each other; shocked New Yorkers walking down dust and debris-covered streets; young mothers pushing baby strollers running for their lives; water canons spraying the burned and blackened Pentagon, etc.

After a commercial-free hour of talk about terrorists and what happened on 9/11 and how we're still vulnerable - and 60 commercial-free minutes of video from 9/11 - Cavuto asked guest Frank Sharry of the National Immigration Reform group:

So, you don't buy the argument that ah, at best he's [Moussaoui] sort of like a lunatic pawn; that the government here is the real problem because the government kept dropping the ball?

Sharry:

Well -- that -- my personal opinion? I don't believe that.

Comment: The hour ran like a well-choreographed play with the Cavuto/Sharry exchange - which occurred 40 seconds before the end of the show - being the tag line that finally made Fox's point.

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