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Let's Diss Global Warming and, oh yeah, Some Civilians Got Killed When We Went After The Taliban

Reported by Donna - May 22, 2006

Another hodgepodge of stories on Fox News Live with Gregg Jarrett filling in for Bill Hemmer (12 - 1 p.m.). We had probably a half a dozen Fox News Alerts on the new predictions being in for this year's hurricane season. We had several times throughout the show that Jarrett spoke about Natalie Holloway and a new suspect arrested in the Netherlands.

Not much in the news but they did manage to downplay two issues. One? Global warming. The other? That civilians got killed during our attacks on the Taliban in Afghanistan.

On one of the Fox News Alerts they said that it wasn't necessarily global warming that was causing these strong hurricanes - it could be a cycle within a cycle. Jarrett even went so far as asking the weather person if he was throwing cold water on the global warming issue. The weatherman said he wasn't but thought it was overplayed. We've heard this argument put forth many times on Fox.

As far as the deaths of innocent civilians in Afghanistan - this first came up in a report from Bret Baier at the Pentagon who said that while up to 80 Taliban may have been killed they were getting reports that 17 civilians were also killed in these actions. This was mentioned once again in the half hour news report when Patti Ann Brown said that up to 80 Taliban were killed, mud huts were destroyed, killing civilians along with terrorists. She reported the civilian deaths almost like an afterthought, very casually.

Comments: Like I reported - a hodgepodge of news concentrating on hurricanes and Natalee Holloway - Fox at it's best. Oh, and don't forget - we got in our diss of global warming and so what 17 innocent civilians were killed? We killed 80 Taliban.

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