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Steve Balmer Gets Egged - Cavuto on "Why They Hate Us"

Reported by Melanie - May 22, 2008 -

You've got to see this video. It's of a segment that aired yesterday (May 21, 2008) on Fox's "premiere business news" show, Your World w/Neil Cavuto. In it, Cavuto and radio talk show host and Fox "contributor" Monica Crowley discuss why a Hungarian student threw three eggs at Microsoft's Steve Balmer earlier this week.

Cavuto, speaking of Balmer as if he were a god, exclaims, "That's the CEO of Microsoft!" That's "pretty scary stuff!" This is "also one of the world's richest men!" And, "They've been hating us regardless of who's in the White House."

Crowley claims that the Europeans are "rampant, unenlightened" and have an "enormous sense of envy towards the United States" because they "can't compete economically." They "envy our prosperity," they're "jealous of it."

Comment: Fox wouldn't air a segment like this if it felt it had an informed audience. I doubt Europeans are envious of the U.S. - at least right now. For the most part, their economies are doing much better than ours. Meanwhile, we're in debt out the wazoo. Our health care system is in shambles. Our president is despised by almost every human being on the planet. We're addicted to oil and lack an efficient mass transportation system. We spend more money on bombs than the entire world combined and we have the highest number of people in jail of any country.

Earlier this week, the Economist Intelligence Unit released its annual "Global Peace Index" and "ranked the United States 97th out of 140 countries according to how peaceful they were domestically and how they interacted with the outside world." I don't think we're particularly enviable right now.

On a lighter note - I know Fox had to act like this was a very big, very serious deal in order to pull this segment off - but they should get a freakin' sense of humor already!