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Fox Delays Mention of 1,000th Iraq Death

Reported by Melanie - September 7, 2004 -

At 4:20 p.m. ET today (September 7, 2004) CNN announced that the US death toll in Iraq had reached 1,000. I was watching Your World w/Neil Cavuto at the time. Not one mention was made of this during the remaining portion of Cavuto (nor had Cavuto mentioned it previously), including during a news break (4:30 p.m. ET) which Paige Hopkins closed by saying: "Those are the latest headlines."

COMMENT: Fox News kept this breaking, but bad-for-Bush news from its viewers for at least 40 minutes. Additionally, I watched the opening of Big Story w/John Gibson and he immediately went to the day's campaign activities, so who knows when they first reported it. Maybe Fox had to wait word from the RNC on how to spin it.