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Special Report Provides Platform for Dick Cheney's Gloom and Doom

Reported by Janie - October 31, 2006 -

Fox News Correspondent Brett Baier filed a report during last night's (10/30) "Special Report" discussing the rising level of violence in Iraq. Rather than give a firm explanation for why the violence has increased, Baier chose to simply show a video clip of Neil Cavuto's interview with Dick Cheney, in which Cheney claimed the increased violence was due to insurgents attempting to influence the mid-term election.

At the end of what started out to be an interesting segment, which provided firm details on the death toll in Iraq, Baier chose - out of the blue - to change his course and allow Cheney to explain what's going on, and essentially play the fear card ("Vote Democrat and Die" (tm)) to persuade voters.

BB: "In an interview with Fox's Neil Cavuto, Vice President Dick Cheney said the enemy in Iraq knows the date."

DC: "It is my belief that they are very sensitive to the fact that we have an election scheduled. They know that the way they win is if they can in fact force America to withdrawal on the basis that we are going to stay and finish the job."

The segment ended shortly thereafter, leaving Cheney's explanation of the increasing violence to be the final word.

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