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police. we will ask a survivor who knows the answer to that question firsthand. >> sandra: she will talk about her experience and why the horror in idaho is so familiar to her, including the moment she, like the survivor in idaho, came terrifyingly close to the attacker. "america reports" rolls into hour two on this monday afternoon. i'm sandra smith in new york. hi, john. >> john: john roberts in washington, good day to you, too. the survivor joins us with insight what the surviving students in idaho are likely going through and what could come next. not all that's new at 2:00. >> sandra: seattle public schools are warning students are in crisis, a habit driving them into depression and turning classrooms into ground 0 for mental health. that habit, social media. >> john: all new at 2:00, the school district serving more
than 50,000 kids is suing big tech companies taking them to court for "exploiting the vulnerable brains of youth." 91-page complaint ties tech giants, including tiktok, facebook and others to disorders among kids, including anxiety, depression and cyber bullying. >> sandra: and only getting worse with social media use growing in recent years according to a 2021 study. on average, 8 to 12-year-olds use about five and a half hours of screen media per day. 13 to 18-year-olds use about eight and a half hours of screen time. that is up from the pandemic, and while the tech giants are not liable for what is published by its users, the seattle school district is taking aim at the algorithm. >> john: we will ask jonathan turley straight ahead, but william is live in los angeles. a lot of parents like myself are saying told you so. >> the allegation, john, big
tech is causing the mental health crisis among k-12 students by feeding kids dangerous and inappropriate videos. seattle schools want tiktok, youtube, snapchat, instagram, facebook, to stop this "public nuisance" and pay the district damages because their videos allegedly cause anxiety, anorexia, depression and increase in suicides and cyber bullying. "defendants have successfully exploited the vulnerable brains of youth, hooking tens of millions of students into positive feedback loops of excessive use, and curate is often harmful and exploitive." the district claims 30% more students in the last decade are so sad or hopeless they stop doing anything else, forcing it to hire more therapists and psychiatrists to help kids get through the day. and says companies push
notifications at night and during classroom hours, disrupting sleep and school work. citing a wall street journal investigation on how social media companies algorithm identity kids' curiosity to generate the addictive content, and the result, this threw me, 20%, one out of five, u.s. kids 3 to 17 have emotional, mental, and behavioral disorders. as for blame, it does not mention parents' responsibility to monitor those kids' social media access. back to you. >> john: takes up a lot of our type at our house, i'll tell you that. william, thank you. sandra. >> sandra: jonathan turley joining us now, george washington university law professor and fox news contributor. thank you for joining us. terrifying and shocking what these kids are taking in, is anybody responsible for it other than the parents who should be monitoring them? >> you see, that's the problem.
you can agree with everything factually stated in the brief about the crisis that we are living through. we do have a huge increase in anorexia nervosa and eating disorders and psychological issues coming out of the pandemic. there is clearly a connection to social media. but you can agree with all that and still not agree with this brief. i am extremely skeptical about the basis of this brief. i'm equally skeptical about a school district spending money to advance these types of arguments. there are a host of different bodies, including congress, who are looking at social media. i don't think the school district needs to get into this fight, but the legal basis for this is very weak. it's sort of a digital version of the big gulp laws, it's saying don't feed this stuff to our kids. well, these companies are producing a lawful product and
access to that product has to be controlled as much as possible by the parents, by the schools in school hours, but it raises serious constitutional questions when you start to say we are going to sue you for offering a lawful product. >> sandra: very interesting. this is the facebook whistleblower francis haugen on the company's practices with kids and profits. >> algorithms are very smart in the sense that they latch on to things that people want to continue to engage with and unfortunately in the case of teen girls and things like self-harm, they develop feedback cycles where children are using instagram to self-sooth but then are exposed to more and more content that makes them hate themselves. there is a pattern of behavior at facebook, facebook choosing to prioritize profits over people. >> sandra: we all remember that, jonathan. that was a huge statement and if facebook knows that is the case,
are they responsible at all for seeing that and potentially to her suggestion there, latching on to that and feeding those kids more of what they want. >> these are profit-making bodies. these are corporations that are offering communication system that is very, very popular, where teens would spend hours on the phone, they now have a much, much more available and frankly powerful and potentially damaging form of technology. but the question is whether the companies offering the product are legally responsible, i don't believe they are. we have seen nuisance suits like this surrogates for public policy measures in the legislature. for example, there are many public nuisance claims made against guns that have argued that gun manufacturers are liable for all of the high social costs of guns.
those failed in rather spectacular fashion because the courts recognize that these were challenges that were seeking more of a political or legislative end. that's the reason i don't think this is going to fair well in the courts, and free speech issues. when you say companies can be liable for allowing people to use the communication system you get into a host of other issues as to, you know, how the government or courts can direct companies to sort of filter out certain types of exchanges. >> sandra: google has responded to the lawsuit saying we have invested heavily in creating safe experiences for children across our platforms and have introduced strong protections and dedicated features to prioritize their well-being. jonathan, we will see where it all goes. thank you for joining us on that. >> john: sticking with students and schools, virginia's attorney
general will now investigate all fairfax county, virginia public schools after reports multiple high schools did not distribute national merit scholar awards before students applied for college, potentially affecting their application. rich edson is here. fairfax county public schools, again. >> yeah, all northern virginia, a lot of the reporting we have seen. you have two high school principals are sending nearly identical messages saying they were sincerely sorry for the error. however, virginia attorney general writes it's come to my attention through public reporting that at least three high schools within fairfax county public schools may have withheld national merit recognition from students. my office will investigate whether any students' rights were violated. national merit scholarships are given to students with the top
preliminary psat scores in the country. they could be an important piece of a college application. many students submitted applications without knowing they had won this award. >> this is what equal outcomes look like under the new equity agenda that's being pushed on fairfax policy here in the fairfax county public schools, now students and the opportunities pathway to prosperity is being denied to them. >> last month the district called the delay a one-time human error. langley high school and westfield high school principals wrote as soon as their own investigations found the missed award, notifications, they "notified all impacted families and staff will be contacting colleges where these students have applied to inform them of the national merit scholarship corporation commendations." now the attorney general's office is trying to determine how many county students missed out on learning about their
national awards. john. >> john: what the guest was saying, part of the equity agenda, all about equal outcomes, would suggest this is deliberate. is there any evidence? >> nothing than what we have heard from the parents thus far. however, this is part of the investigation the attorney general is looking into. >> john: rich, thanks for the update on that. fairfax county public schools at the high school level, thomas jefferson, number one public high school in the country reducing the number of asian students who were eligible to attend there, and now this. >> sandra: it's going to be fascinating to see where that goes. i think a lot of people are paying attention to that, john. a great story. meanwhile, brand-new questions after one of the idaho murder victims surviving roommates waited hours to call police after opening the door multiple times. a woman experienced a similar situation with attack on her roommate, her sorority sister in the 1990s.
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had been cleared by the time he even got on the ground there and the timing has people asking is this more about politics than protecting the border. byron york on that standing by. but first to fox business's kelly o'grady live in cochise county, arizona. how is the surge affecting communities there? >> well, sandra, it is really tough. we are actually at a cattle ranch that is directly on the mexican border, and the rancher, he told us he's afraid to leave his home unattended because crime has spiked so much. now, you can see the border wall along here. every day migrants are crossing illegally on his property and most are never caught. >> they are everywhere. 3, 4, 5 in a group and they are everywhere. and they go from the border up to the highway to get loaded up. and that's -- their attitude is
just we are here, and you can't get rid of us. >> that's a hallmark of the tucson sector, the most got-aways in the country and it's a different animal than el paso, rather than give themselves up, illegal migrants fight with everything to avoid getting caught, over 500 felonies since march. lack of attention can be really dangerous. >> the rural parts of 28, 30 counties rural on the southwest border, once again, are being put in the back seat. sadly, we have been in the front seat when it comes to the damage in our communities, the damage to our citizens, and the quality of life that we have seen a big erosion on. >> if you look at the numbers, border-related crime has surged under the biden administration. under president trump's policies, 5 to 7% of felonies were border-related, and 2022 is 40, 45%.
we are seeing high speed chases with human smugglers commonplace, you have fentanyl pouring in with drug mules, and the president mavis itted the border finally. what i'm seeing on the ground, what he saw was a snapshot of a more complex and dangerous reality. >> sandra: kelly o'grady in arizona, thank you. >> john: byron york has a few thoughts about the trip to the border, a new column freshly hot off the press, still steaming, byron, you say, the president likely made things worse with this trip. how so? >> well, republicans had wanted joe biden to visit the border for the last two years and the reason they wanted that was they wanted him to see the damage that his policies have done, not just in border communities, but actually across the country. we have seen video, played a lot on fox of migrants sleeping in
the streets, overflowing centers, just completely taxing the center -- the system in el paso and elsewhere. ok, president biden goes down to see the border but his administration has cleaned everything up so nicely that it all looks nice and tidy and the president could honestly say well, looked pretty good to me. so there's no indication from what the president saw or from the policies that he has just rolled out that he plans to really make any serious change in the border. >> john: byron, we have some side-by-side shots of the situation in el paso on wednesday compared to thursday. here is wednesday, take a look. people all over the streets, the migrant camps and then by thursday it was all cleaned up. leading the washington examiner, your fine publication to say in an editorial, "biden's portemkin trip to the southern border," suggesting it was the village, defined as an impressive facade
or show designed to hide an undesirable fact or condition. was it really that way, or was this just a coincidence, do you think? >> well, our fox news reporters, bill, and many others, washington examiner reporters have been showing us for months, for a couple of years now how bad the situation is. and all of a sudden when the president comes down for four hours total, it looks pretty good, it's been all cleaned up. so, i think there's no dow doubt that the phrase the pitemkin visit is accurate here and the visit not to see the full consequences of the policies but a cleaned up version of it. >> john: back to the graphic just on the air a second ago, the examiner goes on to say in the editorial, days before president joe biden visited el
paso, texas this afternoon local and federal authorities be gang clearing out migrant encampments. agents say it's response to community complaints of rising crime but the more likely the need of embarrassing photos was divisive. i remember going to an apec conference with president bush in the 2000s, and a river there was a huge slum the organizers did not want anyone to see, so they hung the biggest banner on it, almost a half mile long saying welcome leaders to apec. we took a boat underneath the banner under the river and what you saw behind it is something they did not want the leaders and the world to see. >> here again, president biden wanted to be able to say finally that he had gone to see the border. this had become a pretty powerful republican point or a talking point saying, you know,
the president has not even gone down to look at what's going on in the border and this is a big crisis, and you saw in the midterm campaigns a number of democrats did concede there were serious problems on the border, and that the president should address them. so now he can say hey, i went down and took a look just like you asked me to. >> john: right. look for the picture from the bangkok apec congress, it was hilarious what they tried to do there. >> sandra: fda approving a new drug for the treatment of alzheimer's disease. is this breakthrough the one so many desperate families have been praying for? >> john: one stunning detail out of the idaho murder story that has so many people asking questions. a surviving roommate waiting hours, eight of them, to call police after what she had seen. we will talk to a survivor of a different incident who knows what it's like because she went
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>> sandra: one of the idaho victims surviving roommates is under pressure to reveal why it took her hours, six hours to call police in the quadruple murder of her housemates, and one of their boyfriends. court documents show dylan mortenson was in frozen shock phase when she came face-to-face with the suspected killer. our next guest was in a similar situation 30 years ago. alanna was a student at the university of buffalo when someone broke in and attacked her roommate. she heard heavy breathing next door, hours later she found her roommate unconscious. alanna, thank you very much for sharing your very difficult story for everyone.
as pressure seems to be growing on this roommate to explain those six hours and why she did not call police for coming face-to-face with this killer, what appears to be a door opening multiple times while the killings took place, you walked in and saw your roommate and didn't even register the blood surrounding her and your warning is don't judge others, you never know how you would respond in this situation. >> yeah. the mind is a powerful thing, and when you live with five other people and it's a very party aspect college life where it could be a fraternity prank, multiple people moving through the house at all times, you want to assume it's not the worst case scenario, has to be another reason. in my situation i never saw the attacker. i was pushed up through a window that he had entered, not knowing, and in my mind i'm thinking why did someone leave the screen open, i'm not thinking the worst case
scenario, like i'm sure she was trying to put the pieces together and ultimately the next morning my other housemate when she came home had smelled vomit and thought there was something wrong. we went in to check, and i saw no blood, a lot of liquid, i assumed that she had choked on her vomit and was unconscious. and it was not until the paramedics came and i was walking behind the paramedic in the hallway he stopped and stepped backwards like oh, my god, look at all the blood, and as soon as he said blood like that the room was filled. mattress was three-quarters soaked in blood, she was covered in blood, i did not see it beforehand. when you are in that heightened state of fear and survival your mind will do what it has to do to protect you. >> sandra: wow. you have been talking about those eerie similarities to what happened in idaho, we talked to mark fuhrman last hour and he gives credit to the surviving
roommate. we might not have the suspect in custody. >> i want to thank dylan for what she did, opened the door not once, not twice, but three times and she saw the suspect. without that description of the suspect and very accurate description, especially the bushy eyebrows, they never would have been able to make a nexus between the elantra and bryan kohberger's physical description. >> i heard you saying absolutely, she was able to detail the height, weight, bushy eyebrows that eventually led to his arrest. >> yeah, i really hope that the media can just back off a little bit from dylan and allow her to heal, it's going to be a long process. >> sandra: and not many people would know what that's like. i know you have said on the record that you've lived with survivors' guilt and you can only imagine what this is like for that young lady who went through all this that night and
lost her friends. >> yeah. i think i ran from it. this was a different age, 30 years ago, you know, no one asks if you are ok, if you want therapy, my college did not give me extensions, it's a totally different time so i think, but also she has against her social media and people being armchair quarterbacks saying this is what you should have done. no one knows what they would have done in that situation. and we can only try to surround her with support and hopefully she is professional and with loving family and friends to help her get through this. it's not going to be a quick healing. this will be with her the rest of her life. >> sandra: you went through a lot as a young college student, alanna, thank you for sharing your story as we watch this out of idaho, absolutely tragic for these college students. thank you very much. >> one last thing to mention, whoever killed these beautiful four people did not kill the love that they clearly expressed in their life.
so he failed, and he's not an intelligent person, he's an insecure person who needs help himself and hopefully the justice system will take care of that. >> sandra: thank you for coming and sharing your message. it's important she felt compelled to speak out for this young lady, a lot of pressure to explain the hours that went by before she actually called the police. rightly so, people wonder if something could have turned out differently had she, but our guest just warning, never judge somebody, you don't know how you would respond in that situation. >> john: until you walk a mile in somebody else's shoes, you have to give them the benefit of the doubt. >> sandra: indeed. >> john: fda, food and drug administration approving a new drug for early stage alzheimer's. some experts say it could be a major breakthrough in slowing the disease that robs millions of americans of their golden years. gillian turner is with us and she has more on this. it's being heralded as a
breakthrough, but not without major controversy. >> gillian: it's not, john. the fda approved the new drug, they claim only, though, that it may, a quote, may modestly slow the pace of cognitive decline. this is early on in the disease. fda is acknowledging it has some risks, manufacturer says accelerated approval was phase 2 data, ab plaque in the brain, defining feature of alzheimer's disease. the fda acknowledges a risk of brain swelling and bleeding. also this, a recent congressional investigation issued a scathing finding with the fda rush approval process for a different alzheimer's drug by the same manufacturer, biogen, they say it's highly
atypical and deviated from the efforts and procedures in significant suspects, and also congress weighed in to charge patients the initial drug more than $50,000 per year, saying the investigation finds that was an unjustifiably high price. so far in the wake of the damning congressional report, the fda is stauchly defensive, saying fda remains committed to the integrity of the drug approval process. fda will use the accelerated approval pathway. the drug approved last friday, 5800 and $26,000 a year, and they say medical evidence is not clear at all whether it will make a notable difference for patients who go on it. far from a cure. >> john: my mother passed away from alzheimer's in 2010 and you hope for anything that will come
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>> john: keekt kevin mccarthy may have been able to secure the needed votes to be elected speaker but facing his first major test as republicans look to pass the newly crafted house rules package later today. that may not be so easy as some moderate members have expressed concerns mccarthy gave up too much power to the house freedom caucus in the proposal. russ vought, he was involved in the negotiations to help write it as well, you've been working on this, russ, for months. why did it come down to the last minute in what a lot of republicans said was an embarrassment for the party last week. >> well, i wish they -- last week was a great example of what the house should look like in terms of real debate, real
things happening on the house of representative, cartel forced out of back room deals and on to the floor of the house and we saw that and we saw an opportunity for historic transformational agreements as a result of the heroism of those 20 members to be able to get something that we have not seen in this congress for about 60 years, to actually give real power, real voice to the rank and file away from committee chairmen and the leadership and that has been an incredible and important thing. >> john: you say move away from background deals but many say it's the definition of a back room deal out of the negotiation of the rules package. here are some of the concessions he agreed to as far as we know from the draft, pretty much holds over to what they are going to vote. one vote threshold to vacate the chair choose a new speaker, more house caucus representation on committees, 3 of 9 seats,
capping spending at 2022 levels, spending paid for by cuts, no new taxes, direct vote on the debt ceiling, scraps the gebhart rule, reinstate the holman rule, fire federal employees and cut programs, 72 hour review period for bills and agree to a vote on term limits. it does not need to actually pass but just want a vote on this. these concessions went further than mccarthy wanted to go. what was the posture of the freedom caucus members during these negotiations, our way or the highway? >> no, absolutely not. i think they tried to start negotiations during the summer and working on this a long time. leadership did not come to the table with them because they thought that they had the types of margins electorally that would not require them to negotiate with the more conservative members of the conference. well, election happened and there was not a red wave and i think that gets to the mantle of
whether mccarthy was successful and they put forward these and said these are what we -- this is our plan, people said they did not have a plan, they put forward a plan and kevin mccarthy agreed to the plan after 15 votes, but he has a h, rank and file a voice, he's taken the cartel and put it in a place from the house's perspective, this is the end of 1.7 trillion omnibus bills and that's the key to be able to ensure the american people put some majority, they now have a majority that's going to work. >> john: he had said before the whole speaker's vote went down, nancy mace is one of the republicans who does not like what happened. listen to what she said. apparently we don't have it. she said speaker kevin mccarthy's dream job could turn into a nightmare for the american people to get the votes he surrendered to the demands of a fringe element of the republican party. i think what she's saying, the
house freedom caucus represents 6% of the house gop conference and yet 33% of the seats on the rules committee. how do you do the math there? >> here is the thing. the republican members run on an agenda that is not unlike where the house freedom caucus is. the house freedom caucus is -- is where most voters, when they send a republican member to congress, they think they are getting a house freedom caucus member. and what this agreement does, it puts on the table coalition-style government, the house freedom caucus and all the members sympathetic to them are now treated as a real partner in terms of the governing and you will see more unity as a result of this power share agreement is essentially what we have seen in the last week. >> john: and i'm sorry, that statement i read was actually a schumer statement, not nancy mace statement. but she was not happy with the way things went down. russ, we'll see which way the vote goes tonight. there you are. appreciate you being with us. >> you bet, thank you.
>> sandra: the pentagon is now at work scrubbing military bases and sites of any confederate names. fort bragg, for example, will now be fort liberty. changes in the works for a couple of years going back to the summer after george floyd's death. jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon for us. the pentagon naming commission made these recommendations? >> that's right, sandra, after two years of congressionally mandated commission has completed recommendations to rename army bases and remove statues and art that celebrate those who voluntarily served the confederate army. the pentagon has ordered the name changes to be implemented by the end of the year. nine army bases will face name changes, including fort bragg, north carolina, named for braxton bragg, ill-tempered confederate general who lost most of his battles. it was named in 1918 during the jim crow period during an olive branch families they hope to
recruit. home to the elite special forces and airborne units and now known as fort liberty. fort benning, georgia will be fort moore after hal moore and julia moore. he commanded forces in vietnam and wrote we were soldiers once and young. she established the modern casualty notification system for military families. fort pope, louisiana will become fort johnson after a member of the harlem hell fighters who received the medal of honor for actions during world war i. fort hood texas, will be named after general e.havascos. >> one of my favorite examples is a soldier name of novasal, awarded the medal of honor for action in combat and not only saved the life of his own son,
but his son returned the favor by saving his father when the father had been shot down. it commemorates the way so many military families are intergenerational. >> and admiral howard said we wanted names and values that underpin the core responsibility of the military to defend the constitution of the united states. the commission came into the wake into being in the wake of the police killing of george floyd in 2020, congress established the committee in the 2021 ndea, and trump vetoed, and then congress overrode trump's veto. >> sandra: jennifer, thank you. >> john: 82-year-old walmart worker is finally retiring, thanks to some fundraising help from a viral tiktok. >> for $108,682, and $0.85.
♪ >> sandra: an uplifting story to end the show today. an 82-year-old navy veteran has worked his final shift as a walmart cashier as a viral tik tok video raised over $100,000 for him. >> a customer saw the video online. he took to tik tok to do the same thing for butch. watch here. >> the one lady, she raised
$100,000 for this woman. now she's got another one going and she just raised over $50,000 in four days for another 82-year-old. imagine that. someone raises that kind of money for you. >> sandra: that has happened. butch marion joins us now and roy mccarthy who set up the fund for him. butch, this is an amazing story. how does it feel to have this done for you and to finally retire? >> well, it's so overwhelming. it's so big. here i go. i can't even put my arms around it to tell you the truth. it's so amazing how good people are from around the world now. this ain't just here. this is around the world.
why was i out of everybody the one pick? >> john: you tell us, butch, the one pick. >> i first want to thank our lord and savior, jesus christ, he would have picked my heart to start this. i seen a video earlier that day of a lady named elizabeth rizzo. she shared an 82-year-old woman who she raised over $133,000. i seen that that day. as a business owner, it's hard for me to find good help. i'm expanding. so when i went in to walmart, i seen this man leaning over and working. i was blown away. >> you thought if i can help him, i'm going to. >> absolutely. the lord prompted me to get my video out. i started i have yes taping him. >> john: $108,000.
>> in almost two days. >> sandra: butch, i'll ask you the question. how are you going to spend the money and spend your lovely days of retirement now? >> i'm going to pay my bills off and everything. and i guess, you know, i'll probably donate helping people just they helped me. and i guess this is natural. i would like to thank everybody around the world that gave me this. i don't know. i just can't explain it. >> john: you're going to spend some money to visit your daughters down south? >> i am going to florida. >> john: how long since you saw them? >> five years since i've been down there. i'm going to do that. i'm like a bird out of a cage now. i can go fishing.
>> sandra: yes. >> and sit down along the riverbank, maybe a drink a beer. if i get a bite, i get a bite. if i don't, let everything go on by. >> john: god bless both of you. thank you for your service. >> sandra: it's the gift that keeps giving. we're all smiling. >> thank you so very much. >> sandra: butch, big hugs to you. thanks for joining us. i'm sandra smith. >> john: i'm john roberts. "the story" with martha starts right now. >> martha: our best to butch. if that doesn't make you smile and feel better about people and the country, i don't know what does. welcome. good afternoon. i'm martha maccallum at fox news headquarters in new york. right now on "the story," president biden is in mexico at this hour. he's about the meet with the mexican president, observrador. when he was on the border, he walked a stret