Video: Cavuto goes nuclear on Menendez for spinning Obama’s tax plan

posted at 6:45 pm on November 3, 2008 by Allahpundit

The O’Reilly/Frank meltdown aside, I can’t remember the last time I saw a TV anchor get in a politician’s face this aggressively. NC never quite calls him a moron or liar but he does come right to the brink, thanks to Jersey Bob’s McCaskill-esque tour de force of playing dumb as a simple question is put to him over and over and over again. For the record, and needless to say, Cavuto’s right about The One wanting to bump the top bracket back up to 39.6 percent.

Word on the street is that Menendez’s cryptic comment near the end about the anchors who’ll be leaving Fox is a reference to the Fairness Doctrine. I scanned the first half of the show to try to find what he’s referring to but didn’t hear any mention of Fairness (which, at least in its prior incarnation, wouldn’t apply to cable anyway). It’s probably just a nod to the fact that Brit Hume’s stepping down after the election, as if to say he wouldn’t mind seeing Cavuto follow suit.

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I love Cavuto. At the end of this interview, I was proud of his tenacity, but worried about his voice. I remember he was out for surgery on his voice over the summer; it’s a complication of his multiple sclerosis. I pray for his health that he can continue to hold these bums’ feet to the fire and entertain us in the process.

deedledee on November 4, 2008 at 10:24 AM

Neil Cavuto: still my hero.

Cylor on November 4, 2008 at 10:49 AM

Sic him Neal

Ernest on November 4, 2008 at 11:02 AM

Senator Robert Menendez = DEM POS

byteshredder on November 4, 2008 at 12:58 PM

Watch Cavuto on the Fox Business Channel.
Cavuto ALWAYS gives a great interview-you can count on it.
He pushes his guests(both sides)with follow up questions.
He’s relentless.
Watch him once and you will be hooked.
Never watch MSM.
Never miss Cavuto.

Gulf Coast on November 4, 2008 at 1:45 PM