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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Fox News Delighted by Terror Attacks

Posted by Bob Brigham

Via Atrios, we have reason #200,507,070,005 why I'm glad Media Matters watches Fox News so I don't have to:

The following exchange between Fox News host Brian Kilmeade and Fox News business contributor and substitute host Stuart Varney occurred during breaking news coverage of the attacks on London subways and buses on the July 7 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

KILMEADE: And he [British Prime Minister Tony Blair] made the statement, clearly shaken, but clearly determined. This is his second address in the last hour. First to the people of London, and now at the G8 summit, where their topic Number 1 --believe it or not-- was global warming, the second was African aid. And that was the first time since 9-11 when they should know, and they do know now, that terrorism should be Number 1. But it's important for them all to be together. I think that works to our advantage, in the Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together, just 500 miles from where the attacks have happened.

VARNEY: It puts the Number 1 issue right back on the front burner right at the point where all these world leaders are meeting. It takes global warming off the front burner. It takes African aid off the front burner. It sticks terrorism and the fight on the war on terror, right up front all over again.


I'm glad that Fox is there to remind us that 40 people dying in London is more important than millions in Africa. The right is downright giddy at the prospect of using the London terrorist attacks as an excuse to push the radical right agenda -- the same way they lied to the America people and used 9/11 as an excuse to invade Iraq.

When you are a propaganda machine Fox News, the thought this "works" to an advantage makes all the sense in the world.

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