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Neil Cavuto Can't Grasp That Ken Lay & Jeff Skilling Actually Broke the Law

Reported by Melanie - May 25, 2006

In keeping with his belief that corporations and the dedicated, patriotic CEOs who head them can do no wrong, Neil Cavuto just couldn't "get it" today (May 25, 2006) that Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling were convicted because they broke the law. Cavuto's entire show was devoted to the two verdicts but Cavuto repeatedly asked questions designed to deflect attention away from what Lay and Skilling did, as if the convictions weren't about that, but about a mistake, or mistakes, made during the trial. He asked what their lawyers "did wrong." He wondered, "What happened?" He was puzzled because he said there was, "no smoking gun." He asked one guest: "Did it help or hurt" that both Defendants "took the stand?" At the end of the show he asked a juror, "What was behind the verdict?" The juror replied, indignantly, "The overwhelming evidence!"

Evidence? Evidence that the high priests of capitalism and corporatism, Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, broke the law? As a loyal representative of his corporate master, that seems to be a concept that Neil Cavuto, the "managing editor" of Fox's business news, is unable or unwilling to accept.

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