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Fox Doesn't Identify Steve Forbes as Co-Chair of Rudy Giuliani's Campaign

Reported by Melanie - October 17, 2007 -

Maybe it's just me but I think that when the co-chair of a presidential campaign appears on a television show that person should be identified as such. If they're spouting off about, oh, say, where we get our oil, I think the audience should know where they're coming from; that they have a big dog in the race. Fox, apparently, disagrees.

Steve Forbes, co-chair of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign, appeared on Your World w/Neil Cavuto today (October 17, 2007), as he regularly does. (Heck. Fox named a show after him.) Forbes participated in a roundtable discussion about, per the chyron: "Turkish Threat: Time to Drill for More Oil in the U.S.?" He was the first to speak and he said this when Cavuto asked him whether we should, "drill now?"

Ah, yes. ANWR offshore. We have tens of billions of barrels of oil equivalent in natural gas. We've got the technology to do it in a very safe, environmental way. So, why not? Why are we giving the money to some of the worst neighbors in the world?

Comment: This is the position the co-chair of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign takes on the unpopular notion of drilling in ANWR. Is this Giuliani's position? He's waffling but it seems to me that Fox's audience has a right to know that Forbes is whispering this in Rudy's ear. Again, maybe it's just me but I think proclamations about being "fair and balanced" journalists comes with certain responsibilities.