John Gibson Suggests North Korea Nuke Test ‘Balances Out The Bad News’ From Foley Scandal

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"John Gibson Suggests North Korea Nuke Test ‘Balances Out The Bad News’ From Foley Scandal"

Yesterday on “The Big Story,” Fox’s John Gibson suggested that the alleged North Korean nuclear test was good news. Gibson asked Washington Times editor Tony Blankley: “Does the fact that the North Koreans actually tested a nuclear weapon balance out the bad news from this Foley scandal?” Watch it:

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The alleged North Korean nuclear test is not only bad news for our national security; it’s bad news for Congressional leaders like Dennis Hastert who have supported President Bush’s policy in lockstep. It’s the culmination of six years of failed policy, typified by little else than tough rhetoric.

For details, see our North Korea nuclear timeline.

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Transcript:

GIBSON: Does the fact that the North Koreans actually tested a nuclear weapon balance out the bad news from this Foley scandal?

BLANKLEY: It doesn’t balance it out. It’s not a big enough story. As big as it should be, I don’t think it will take the oxygen out of the news cycle. I think it will take some of the breathlessness out of the reporting of the Foley story, but there will be some room, as we’re seeing today, both stories are getting coverage.

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