Fox Uses a "Threat" That Was "Dissed" by Homeland Security to Terrorize its Viewers
At 4:15 p.m. ET today (October 18, 2006) during Your World w/Neil Cavuto, Fox aired a FOX NEWS ALERT and Cavuto said,
We've got news of a disturbing report coming through
the Associated Press from a website claiming that seven National Football
League stadiums will be attacked with radiological dirty bombs this
weekend in, among other cities, New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle, Houston.
Again, we're not getting any indications as well what the government
thinks of this although on the wires a government spokesman is skeptical
of these threats.
Again, just to update you on this item we're getting.
A website that's now being picked up by AP saying that some stadiums
are in danger of being attacked by radiological dirty bombs this weekend.
All we know is that it could be in New York, Miami, Atlanta, Seattle,
Houston. The government dismissing it. We'll have more on this after
You're looking at Dolphin stadium in Miami, Florida.
Fox News Alert for you. A website reporting NFL stadiums, including
this one, could be targeted by dirty bombs this weekend. Now how serious
is the government taking this threat? Apparently not too seriously but
it is on it.
I spoke to one of my contacts over at Homeland
Security and they're basically just dissing this threat.
Back to Herridge who said Homeland Security,
[W]as in this pushing back pretty hard and pretty
immediately. When they tell you that there's no credible intelligence
to support it, that's as definitive as it can get.
After the Herridge interview Cavuto introduced his next guest, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, the author of Never Quite the Fight who was on to talk about Iran and North Korea. A chyron appeared at the bottom of the screen: Report: Seven NFL Stadiums Targeted with Dirty Bombs, and Fox went to a split-screen showing Peters and Dolphin stadium. Cavuto's first question to Peters was:
Colonel, what do you make, first of all of this
After the Peters segment, an ad break, a report by Jim Engle and an interview with a representative of the Minuteman organization, Cavuto headed to another break with:
By the way, we're referring you there, what you
see on the right side of your screen, the Dolphin stadium in Miami.
This report, again, disputed by Homeland Security, that as many as seven
NFL stadiums could be targeted by terrorists -- dirty bombs -- all disputed,
but we are keeping on top of it. After this.
Alright. Qwest stadium in Seattle, Washington among
seven NFL stadiums reportedly targeted by terrorists for dirty bombs
this weekend. Homeland Security has said just not so, just not credible.
Comment: No doubt there will be more FOX NEWS ALERTS -- er, Republican campaign contributions -- between now and November 7.
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