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Fox Betrays its Audience: All "Illegals" All the Time Leaves a Lot of News Out

Reported by Melanie - April 10, 2006

For roughly the past ten days, Your World w/Neil Cavuto has been all-"illegals"-all-the-time. Almost. Yes, substitute host David Asman did squeeze in a segment today (April 10, 2006) about Jeff Skilling taking the stand at his trial. Apparently Fox thought showing a few dollar signs might be a good idea since the show is, after all, supposedly about business news, so it captioned one segment, "Secrets to $ucce$$," and found time to promote Ann Coulter's appearance tomorrow and show the cover of her new book, GODLESS: The Church of Liberalism. Yes, the closing numbers on the Dow, the Nasdaq, and the S&P were shown. But even the briefest check of actual business news sites shows what Fox's business news audience missed and, as far as the Republicans are concerned, that's a very good thing.

For example, there's this, which Cavuto couldn't get enough of last fall when we were all supposed to be really, really scared: Oil Climbs to Record in London on Concern About Iran Conflict.

Brent for May settlement rose $1.46, or 2.2 percent, to close at $68.75 a barrel on London's ICE Futures exchange. They touched an all-time high of $68.99, topping the record $68.89 set on Aug. 30 after Hurricane Katrina shut down oil production in the Gulf of Mexico.

And this, which he also couldn't get enough of as a scare tactic: Gasoline prices rise to $2.68 per gallon. The price rose .09 last week alone.

And this huge news, but something Cavuto doesn't talk about much: Gold futures end above $600 for first time since Dec. 1980.

And this, another pesky stat Cavuto avoids: Weather, Easter timing pinched March sales. More than half of all retailers missed forecasts.

And, last but not least, something that Cavuto covered wall-to-wall for days on end a few weeks ago before he turned to "illegals": French government backs down on employment law.

President Jacques Chirac has bowed to student and trade union pressure by withdrawing an employment law that triggered protests and strikes across France.

Comment: Keep them ignorant and angry and they'll follow you anywhere.

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