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Duck and Cover - North Korean Nukes are on the Way

Reported by Melanie - October 10, 2006 -

The first segment on Your World w/Cavuto today (October 10, 2006) featured a live report from South Korea by Fox's Jonathan Hunt. Judging from something Hunt said, the all-terror-all-the-time network continues to concentrate on scaring the bejesus out of its viewers instead of on accuracy in reporting.


The North Korean leadership, meantime, continues to ramp up the rhetoric. One unnamed official apparently telling a Chinese agent, news agency, that nuclear missiles could be fired at the US if the United States does not agree to face-to-face talks.

That jumps out now, doesn't it? If you stopped listening there, or got distracted, or started to think about what a scary thought that was, you missed the fine print:

The officials said, and I'm quoting here, 'We hope the situation will be resolved before an unfortunate incident of us firing a nuclear missile comes. That depends on how the US will act.'

That's a long way from Hunt's interpretation of what the official said, that "nuclear missiles could be fired at the US?"

As Hunt continued, his frightening assertion lost even more luster:

Now Neil, that of course, could simply be empty rhetoric. It is hard to find a single expert who believes that North Korea has the ability to mount a nuclear warhead on a missile or to get that missile anywhere near the United States. But North Korea is not backing down.

Comment: Hunt treated the details and the facts as an afterthought to his fear-mongering. Not only that, what's with quoting an unnamed official who apparently told an also-unnamed Chinese news agency something? The large print giveth and the small print taketh away.