Rather than showing national-security press conference, Cavuto airs GOP mouthpieces

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Fox News covered less than four minutes of a 26-minute press conference held by White House homeland security adviser John Brennan and press secretary Robert Gibbs to discuss the recent interception of explosives in cargo from Yemen. The press conference lasted more than 26 minutes, and CNN and MSNBC covered almost the entire press conference.

At one point while the press conference was occurring, Fox News host Neil Cavuto showed live footage of the press conference without audio and said: "I just want to bring people up to date here of Robert Gibbs, the White House press spokesman, is addressing reporters now along with the president's top security adviser. We are monitoring that, but I want to go back to" guest Walid Phares.

Phares went on to rehash an old attack against the government for not using the word "jihadist" -- an attack that we debunked when he previously made it on Fox & Friends:

While the press conference was occurring, Cavuto also had time to talk with Mike Huckabee, a Fox News contributor and the former Republican governor of Arkansas, and Bob Livingston, a former Republican congressman from Louisiana.

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Neil Cavuto, Walid Phares
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