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Why is Fox Protecting Collin Finnerty?

Reported by Janie - April 26, 2006

Yesterday on "Special Report with Brit Hume" (4/25), Fox Correspondent Megyn Kendall filed another report on the Duke Rape case, during which both Hume and Kendall mentioned that suspect Collin Finnerty went to court yesterday on unrelated charges, but refused to mention what those "unrelated charges" were.

Hume introduced the segment with, "A team member who has been charged in that politically sensitive case appeared in a court room today here in Washington on another matter."

During the segment filed by Kendall she said that Finnerty was in court on "unrelated charges".

What both failed to mention is that Finnerty was in court on assault charges, for a fight he got into in Georgetown (DC) where he, allegedly, beat another man while yelling anti-gay slurs.

If Fox is not attempting to protect Finnerty, why would they refuse to provide their viewers with all information that pertains to the case? Why would they refuse to include the reason Finnerty was in court?

Fox viewers were once again left less informed than those that get their news from other sources.

Correction: Kendall did actually state "unrelated assault charges", but did not mention the "anti-gay" sentiment involved. I apologize for the original (unintended) omission of the phrase "assault charges". Thank you to reader Tadeuz for pointing this out.

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