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An Example of How Fox's "Business News" Anchor Protects the GOP

Reported by Melanie - October 10, 2007 -

In a post I put up earlier today (October 10, 2007) about what the new Fox "Business" Network might look like, I said that one thing Fox's current "business news" show does is party hardy when the stock market is up, but minimize news of it being down. Wouldn't want the Bushies to look bad, now would we? After all, they repeatedly claim that the economy's doin' great, don't they?

What happened between yesterday and today couldn't be a more perfect example.

Yesterday the Dow closed up over 120 points. Fox's Neil Cavuto, the anchor of its weekday "premiere business news" show and the "managing editor" of "business news" for Fox, opened with a FOX NEWS ALERT and a graphic that read: "Dow New All-Time High." If you listen carefully, you'll hear the sound of fireworks in the background. Yahoo! Meanwhile, the chyron at the bottom of the screen read, "Dow Roars to New High as Bull Market Turns 5 Years Old."

Here's video:

Today the Dow was down 85.84 points. When did Cavuto report that? During the last second of the show. Literally. Fox aired a shot of the "big board" and Cavuto signed off with, "There are stocks today. Down."

See it here folks.

Comment: Expect more sleazy "fair and balanced," ah, "journalism" like this when the Fox "Business Network" debuts next Tuesday.