On Fox News' Your World, echoing an anonymously sourced blurb posted on the Drudge Report, Ann Coulter stated, "Well, apparently, Wolf Blitzer has gotten a little talking-to. And, yes, I think he'll be serving tea and cookies before asking [Sen.] Hillary [Rodham Clinton] a question." Host Neil Cavuto agreed with Coulter's claim that Blitzer "has been given a talking-to" prior to the November 15 Democratic presidential debate. But Blitzer himself said, "No one has pressured me. No one has threatened me. No one is trying to intimidate me."
During an interview with Rudy Giuliani, Fox News' Neil Cavuto did not challenge Giuliani's assertion that "[t]he chance of a man surviving prostate cancer in the United States is somewhere, when I was doing it, 82, 84 percent. It's probably over 90 percent now. In socialized medicine countries ... some of them can be less than 50 percent." However, the purported source for the statistics, the Commonwealth Fund, issued a statement saying that the numbers are "incorrect."
Fox News' Neil Cavuto juxtaposed a video clip of children pulling red wagons in front of the White House as part of a recent demonstration against President Bush's threatened veto of legislation to increase funding for the State Children's Health Insurance Program with a still image of Saddam Hussein and a British boy that was taken in a TV interview in which Saddam appeared with Western hostages in the lead-up to the Persian Gulf War.
On Your World, Neil Cavuto brought up Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's comment that "[i]f certain things happen between now and the elections, particularly with respect to terrorism, that will automatically give the Republicans an advantage again," and asked radio talk-show host Ben Ferguson, "So, Ben, your take on this is that she knows in her heart of hearts Republicans are tougher on terror?" But Cavuto did not mention that Clinton criticized Republicans' handling of national security in the very same statement.
On Your World, Neil Cavuto falsely asserted that John Edwards had "used" Paris Hilton "in part of his campaign comments, talking about the dichotomy between the rich and the poor." In fact, when asked at a press conference to comment on Hilton, Edwards responded that he was "gonna stay out of the Paris Hilton story."
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Neil Cavuto falsely claimed that data on the Earth's average temperature are not "reliable" beyond "about 100 years." In fact, the National Academy of Sciences released a report in June 2006, which stated, "with a high level of confidence," that during the last few decades of the 20th century, the Earth's average surface temperature was higher than any other period in the last 400 years.
Neil Cavuto hosted "gold star mom" Debra Argel Bastian, who blasted Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's (D-NY) position on Iraq as having "more waffles than the House of Pancakes" and of "playing God." Bastian also repeated the discredited claim that "Clinton "banned the military uniform from the White House." Cavuto interviewed no one else to balance Bastian's attacks and did not mention Bastian's links to the conservative group Move America Forward.