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Fox Gives Radical Cleric James Dobson 6 Minutes to "Rebut" 17 Words Uttered by Howard Dean

Reported by Melanie - April 21, 2006

On Thursday (April 20, 2006), the Christian Science Monitor published a very short, six paragraph Q & A with Howard Dean titled: The Monitor Breakfast - Howard Dean.

In the interview, the Monitor asked Dean about "religion and politics." Dean gave a one sentence answer:

The religious community has to decide whether they want to be tax exempt or involved in politics.

Thursday afternoon, on Your World w/Neil Cavuto, in a segment titled, "Did Howard Dean Threaten the Entire Religious Community?" Fox gave radical cleric James Dobson six full minutes (here's a link to the video) to spin Dean's comment into the stratosphere and to claim that he doesn't get involved in politics. For visual effects, Fox went to a split screen and aired video and muted audio of the 2004 "Dean scream" and tossed in a graphic during Cavuto's introduction that read: "Unholy Threat?"

Messing with the ability of fundamentalist churches to preach to their congregations about voting Republican obviously scares the bejesus out of these theocrats.

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