On the eve of Wisconsin's recall elections, Fox News host Neil Cavuto turned his Your World program over to Republican lawmakers to make their case for why Gov. Scott Walker should not be recalled. Among his guests were Walker himself, Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, U.S. Sens. Ron Johnson from Wisconsin and Jim DeMint from South Carolina, and a Wisconsin business owner who is a Walker supporter and has ties to the GOP establishment.
The first 12 minutes of Cavuto's hour-long program were dedicated to a sit-down interview with Walker, during which he repeatedly claimed that his "reforms are working," though evidence shows otherwise. Cavuto stated at the end of the program that he asked Walker's Democratic opponent, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, to be on the show as well.
Johnson and DeMint also appeared on Your World. They were interviewed separately, each predicting that Walker will be tomorrow's victor. Both senators were questioned exclusively about the recall effort.
Cavuto also hosted Fitzgerald, a republican who, like Walker, is being recalled in tomorrow's election.
Cavuto later interviewed Michael Fredrich, the president and CEO of Wisconsin-based company MCM Composites.
While Cavuto introduced Fredrich only as a "small business owner," he is much more than that: He sits on the board of advisors for Americans for Prosperity, the right-wing group bankrolled by the billionaire Koch brothers. Fredrich has also testified before Congress on more than one occasion in support of proposals by Republican House majority leader John Boehner. What's more, Fredrich is a vocal supporter of the conservative myth that the unemployed would prefer to stay unemployed and collect government benefits rather than work. During the interview, Cavuto made no mention of Fredrich's ties to the GOP.
Cavuto did host one lone voice who favored Barrett: Jim Palmer, the executive director of the Wisconsin Professional Police Association -- not an elected official.