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Cavuto Kicks Off Another Week of Attacks -- on "Dems"

Reported by Melanie - December 3, 2007 -

Ah yes, another week on Fox's "premiere business news" show and another series of segments bashing Democrats and Democratic presidential candidates. Another week of showing Republicans and Republican candidates in a good light and another week of remaining silent about the dirt that is flying amongst Republicans and their candidates. I haven't heard the words Rudy Giuliani or Larry Craig in a long, long time, much less anything, anything about this. Or this (Hey, if O.J. Simpson's bail is, per Cavuto, "a big business story" because it's about money, then why isn't this?). Or this, or this, or this campaign ending news, to name but few a juicy tidbits that Cavuto hasn't said anything about.

Let's take a look at the "fair and balanced" coverage of Republican/Democratic politics and politicians Cavuto aired last week alone.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Guest: Newt Gingrich. Topic: "Senator Trent Lott to retire at end of year." (Lott's a great guy and he served his country well.)

Guests: Angela McClowan, Republican strategist & Earl Ofari Hutchinson, a columnist and political analyst. Topic: "Oprah to campaign for Obama in IA, NH and SC." (More of those Hollywood types actin' up.)

Guest: Joe Lieberman. Topic: "Lieberman back from Iraq: Time for Dems to Admit Progress." (I'm sure you can imagine what this was like.)

Guest: Tom Tancredo, Republican presidential candidate/Colorado congressman & Francesco Hernandez. Topic: "Rpt: Mexican Drug Cartels Smuggling Terrorists into U.S." (Tancredo looked "tough on terror.")

Guest: Gov. Matt Blunt, Republican, Missouri. Topic: "Gov. Blunt (R-MO) trying to keep 'illegals' from getting licenses." (Blunt looked "tough on terror," unlike New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer (a Democrat) who wanted to grant licenses to "illegals" -- a story Cavuto covered with a fine toothed comb.)

November 27, 2007

Guest: Terry Holt. Topic: - "Presidential campaigns get nasty. Does that get the votes?" (The discussion centered around Clinton/Obama and no, voters don't like Democrats when they get nasty.)

Guests: Andrea Tantaros, Republican strategist & Liz Chadderdon, Democratic strategist. Topic: "Shakey market: Bad time for Dems to talk tax hikes?" (It was two against one -- Tantaros and Cavuto v. Chadderdon. (Chadderdon was outnumbered so "the Dems" were made to look like crazed tax hikers.)

November 28, 2007

Guest: Tanya Acher, Democratic strategist. Topic: "Bill Clinton Blames Bush Tax Cuts for 'illegals' in America." (Here's video. Cavuto tried to start a new Clinton scandal and he argued on behalf of the Republicans. As a matter of fact, for all intents and purposes, Acher wasn't allowed to finish a thought.)

Guest: Star Parker, Republican strategist. Topic: "New polls show Huckabee surging: Is likeability the reason?" (Cavuto let Parker speak and yes, Huckabee is very likeable.)

November 30, 2007

Wall-to-wall coverage of the hostage situation at Hillary Clinton's New Hampsire office. Dick Morris appears by phone in the final two minutes and, after Cavuto couldn't dig up any dirt on Clinton in the first 58 minutes, Morris pulled through and said if Clinton alters her campaign schedule over the next few days as a result of the incident she'll be seen as, "weak in the face of terrorism."

December 3, 2007

And, today we kicked off a new week. Again, there was no mention whatsoever of the serious scandals swirling around Rudy Giuliani -- as a matter of fact, there was no mention of him at all -- or Bush or any of the other Republican catfights, but the third segment today featured:

Guests: Michael Reagan (the former president's son), and Susan Estrich, Democratic strategist (and on Fox's payroll). Topic: "Clinton's personal attacks: Will they work or backfire?"

Comment: If got all my news from Fox, I'd probably hate the Democrats too, which is the objective. 11 months to go until the election. We ain't seen nothin' yet.