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November 03, 2008

Sen. Menendez Threatens Cavuto with Fairness-Doctrine Exile?
Update: Vid Added
Correction: No Threat

Bumped for the vid and correction. There doesn't appear to be any threat here. There is, however, an astonishing amount of stupidity, feigned or genuine, on display.

Vid: He makes the comment at the end of this exchange. He says "I hope you're not one of the anchors that winds up leaving," or words to that effect, which may be a reference back to the previous segment's fairness doctrine discussion, but I don't know, as I haven't seen that segment.

What I do know is that Menendez is odious or stupid here -- he claims that Barack Obama plans to keep the top marginal rate at the level Reagan had it at -- obviously untrue, as Obama wants to raise it to the 39.6% level under Clinton, and Regan had it at 28% -- and that he does not "recognize" the fact that half of the taxpayers Obama says he'll give a tax cut to do not pay income taxes in the first place.

I think he really might be stupid enough to not know these things, actually.

Too bad to check, as Allah says. I missed this myself and cannot vouch for it, but we need to be on the look out for confirmation and video.

Key quote, reportedly:

After several minutes of Menendez trying to give an Obama stump speech about Evil Business and how The One would destroy business "for the good of the middle class," Menendez finally lost that glassy smile and, as Cavuto gave him one more spanking on still another Obama idiocy, turned to Cavuto and said, "I hope you are not one of the ones forced off the air" (when we pass the Fairness Doctrine, which had been the previous topic).

Vid thanks to WilliamA.

Having Not Seen the Previous Segment... I have no idea what Menendez meant with his "hope you're not one of the anchors leaving" statement.

A reader says this did not refer to the fairness doctrine, which was not discussed, but to some joke Cavuto had made:

As mentioned previously, it was a joke based on something cavuto said earlier. when he himself made a joke about anchors being kicked off the air. When this guy said it I knew it was exactly a reference to the joke cavuto made earlier. There's no controversy here.

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