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Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Didn't Stand a Chance Today on Your World w/Neil Cavuto

Reported by Melanie - June 6, 2006

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. was a guest today (June 6, 2006) on Your World w/Cavuto. Kennedy was on to talk about his excellent June 1, 2006 RollingStone.com expose that asks, "Was the 2004 Election Stolen?".

Yes, "fair and balanced" Fox News hosted Kennedy as a guest but prior to his appearance Fox proved - once again - what crap its "fair and balanced" slogan is when it promoted his appearance with words like "agenda," "crackpot theory," and "just poppycock."

In a promo at the beginning of the show, over a graphic that read, "Crackpot Theory?," Cavuto said:

RKF, Jr. He says the President stole the 2004 election but where's his proof, and is he the one with the agenda?

(Hearing anyone on Fox talk about agendas makes my blood boil.)

Ten minutes into the show, over a graphic that read, "RFK Conspiracy?," Cavuto said,

RFK, Jr. He claims Republicans stole the election in 2004 but is his proof just poppycock, as Republicans say? We'll ask him.

Heading to a break at the bottom of the hour, over a graphic that read, "RFK, Jr. is Here," Cavuto said,

And then Bobby Kennedy, Jr., a bigtime Democrat says George Bush, a pretty bigtime Republican, stole the last election. Forget that almost no one else agrees. He says he's got the proof. We'll hear him out after this.

(Cavuto's emphasis.)

Breaking for ads just before the segment with Kennedy, Cavuto said,

So, you thought the 2000 Bush/Gore election was controversial? Meet a guy who says 2004 was even worse and the wrong guy won again and that guy is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. But do his charges measure up? We're going to examine them, each and all of them, very, very closely. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is next.

As Cavuto spoke, Fox flashed two graphics: "Controversy!" and "Explosive Charges!".

Comment: Here's video of the Kennedy segment (click on the link and wait). Cavuto's promise to "examine...each and all" of Kennedy's charges, "very, very closely" was a lie, of course.

As an aside, compare the Kennedy interview to Cavuto's minutes-earlier interview with Lynn Swann, the former NFL player and a Republican who's running for governor of Pennsylvania. Note that Cavuto lets Swan speak, but interrupts Kennedy over and over again.

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