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Neil Cavuto Rewrites Hours-Old History of Bush's Visit to Baghdad

Reported by Melanie - June 13, 2006

It never ceases to amaze me the extent to which Fox News rewrites, or even creates its own version of history, but when it does so when that history is only hours old, as was the case today (June 13, 2006) on Your World w/Cavuto, it blows my mind. It's audacious and it illustrates Fox's utter lack of respect for its audience and for its purported mission, to provide "fair and balanced news."

After a report from Baghdad by Fox reporter Andrew Sack, the first full-blown propaganda segment on Your World today asked, as Cavuto put it: "At a time when critics of the war want us out of there, what does the President's visit say about how we are doing there?" The segment featured two Fox "military analysts," Ret. Col. David Hunt and Ret. Gen. Thomas McInerney.

The segment launched what would be the theme of the day on the show: That we've reached a "turning point" in Iraq (I've lost track. Is this the 8th "turning point"? The 17th?) and, as McInerney said, Bush is going to "stand" and fight, unlike all those "cut and run people like the left."

To illustrate how dramatic the "turning point" has been, Cavuto said this in a "question" to McInerney:

The fact that he [Bush] came in daylight, that this was very different than the trip he took in '93 [sic], where everything was secret and delayed some time before the rest of the world knew - what do you make of that?

Comment: What?! According to CBS News, even the head of the CIA was unaware of this PR stunt. I'm not sure who it says more about that Cavuto would rewrite in the afternoon what happened just this morning - Cavuto or his audience.

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