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Thursday, July 07, 2005

Fox's Kilmeade: Attacks work toward our advantage?

Fox News' Brian Kilmeade: London terror attack near G8 summit "works to ... Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together"

You gotta check this out. It's from Media Matters.

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.


This occured on Fox today. I understand that he's saying unity is good, but the way he words it? It just sounds awful: no matter how united people are after this, that doesn't make this act of murder a good thing.

So, yes. Check out Media Matters whenever you have the time - it's a good site.


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