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GOP Poodle Neil Cavuto Rings the "It's George Soros's Fault" Bell re Mark Foley

Reported by Melanie - October 6, 2006 -

Neil Cavuto, being an obedient poodle of George Bush like the rest of the pack at the Fox News kennel, dutifully implied a link for the second day in a row today (October 7, 2006) between George Soros and the Mark Foley scandal.

Ten minutes in, Cavuto went to an ad break with this promo: "Alright. In our exclusive chat yesterday, George Soros responding to accusations that the Foley emails were originated by an organization that he funds. Now the Chairman of the Republican National Committee is here to react. After this."

Three minutes later, after Cavuto's audience had a chance to think on that for a while, he was back:

Well, are groups funded by George Soros the reason that this Foley scandal is blowing up? House speaker Dennis Hastert says yes. Mr. Soros, on this show in an exclusive interview yesterday, says no.

To a clip from yesterday's interview:


The implication that I had something to do with this scandal is so far off the mark that it's really laughable. It is a feeble attempt to divert attention from him and his responsibility. He has done it before...


In 2004?


...[T]o me. Yeah. But this time, I don't think he can get away with it.

Back live to Cavuto:

Alright. Reaction now from Ken Mehlman. Ken is the Chairman of the Republican National Committee. Ken, what do you think?

Mehlman gave an open ended response, "Well, ah, I don't think we know the answer to the question," and then proceeded to talk for four minutes about what a great job the GOP has done handling this.

Comment: No, we don't know the answer yet but you just had to ring that bell again, didn't you Neil? This in contrast to how substitute host David Asman reported the Foley story when it broke last Friday during Cavuto's show: "We're not sure of the the details yet," and, "again, we don't know the details. We don't pretend to know the details..."