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Cavuto Ignores Murdoch, Interviews College Student Whining That He Was "Forced" to Watch Gore Documentary

Reported by Marie Therese - May 11, 2007 -

On Wednesday, May 9th, Neil Cavuto made the initial announcement Rupert Murdoch's decision that News Corporation would "go green." The next day there was no discussion of the Murdoch statement on his "premier" business show, Your World. There was, however, one of the silliest excuses for an interview that I've ever seen on FOX News - and that's saying something! Barry Lucier, a college student at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island, was given three minutes of valuable cable news airtime to complain that he was - gasp! - required to watch Al Gore's documentary An Inconvenient Truth to fulfill the requirements for a class he was taking! I kid you not!

Lucier's story was run on May 9th on uber-Christian Brent Bozell's rabidly conservative CyberCast News Service. We News Hounds know that this is one of the sites that FOX News hosts regularly use to select "hot" stories that will resonate with the now shrinking Republican base.

A Google search turned up the some interesting facts about Cavuto's guest, facts that were not relayed to the FOX viewers. Lucier is an active member of the College Republicans at Roger Williams University. He is also a member of "Club 100", a point-based incentive program run by the Young America's Foundation (YAF), a very conservative campus activist non-profit.

Here's a description of Club 100 form the YAF website:

As you host Foundation speakers, organize Foundation activities on campus, and attend Foundation programs, you will receive points. As you accumulate points, you will receive rewards for being active. Some of these rewards include books from noted conservative authors, including Ann Coulter, David Horowitz, Michelle Malkin and others, plus conservative videos, and exclusive Foundation merchandise. Those who earn 100 points, qualify for an exclusive event

The Club 100 Reagan Ranch Retreat--Spend a Weekend in Reagan's Boots!

Members who tally 100 points each academic year will be invited to attend a one-of-a-kind event, the Club 100 Reagan Ranch Retreat held each spring! This program is located at El Capitan Canyon north of Santa Barbara. This all-expenses paid event brings together the nation’s leading conservative students with the Movement's top activist and tacticians for a unique weekend of training, discussions, and an opportunity to explore the experiences Reagan enjoyed when he spent time on his ranch.

Barry Lucier currently has accumulated 70 points. However, after yesterday's coup - air time on a national conservative television network - I thoroughly expect to see Lucier zip to the top of the list!

Lucier's main argument was that he and his fellow head-in-the-sand conservatives should have been allowed to watch an anti-global warming documentary entitled Doomsday Called Off produced and directed by Denmark journalist Lars Mortensen as an opposing scientifically correct view of the issue of global warming, featuring six scientists who oppose (to a greater or lesser degree) the concept that man is contributing to global warming. They are Dr. John Christy, Dr Nils-Axel Morner, Dr. Sallie Baliunas and Dr. Willie Soon, Jorgen Peder Steffensen and Dr. David Legates.

There are over 900 other scientists who disagree with these six. Additionally, with the exception of Steffensen, for whom I cannot find a biography but who does seem to have standing in the scientific community, the other five have either misrepresented the work of other scientists or their own resumes or have been associated with right-wing anti-global warming organizations.

Perhaps THAT is the reason Barry Lucier's professor rejected Doomsday Called Off as a rebuttal to An Inconvenient Truth.