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Hurricane Katrina: Anderson Cooper, Shep Smith, Brian Williams & Harrigan Battle for 'Rather Prize'
Cable Newser ^ | 8/29/05

Posted on 08/29/2005 12:07:21 PM PDT by gopwinsin04

'Poor Dan Rather,' writes Jonah Goldberg at National Review Magazine. 'This is really his kind of story.'

Tim Graham says CNN's Anderson Cooper 'has his eyes on the Dan Rather prize.' The network had lots of anchors out in the storm, but Cooper seems to be closest to the anchor wrapped around a pole look.

Steve Harrigan dominated FNC's excellent coverage of Katrina. He stood at a 90 degree angle to the camera, buffeted by the Gulfport, Mississippi winds. 'Harrigan is doing an amazing job of riding this thing out. He's staring down the hurricane without hyping anything up,' an emailer writes.

Brian Williams was wise to position himself at the Louisiana Superdome. His cell phone reports became increasingly important as the situation began to deteriorate at 9AM.

FNC star Shep Smith was the first anchor on air from the French Quarter. His coverage, via phone, from downtown continues to be compelling.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: hurricanekatrina

1 posted on 08/29/2005 12:07:22 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04

I wish they's send CNN's Nancy Grace out there ... I'd love to see her big eylashes fly off down the street


2 posted on 08/29/2005 12:19:47 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Lorianne

3 posted on 08/29/2005 12:24:05 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Lorianne

LOL! Rita Cosby can go with her.


4 posted on 08/29/2005 12:25:33 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Lorianne

I really like Steve Harrigan. He is the most natural and most believable.


5 posted on 08/29/2005 12:27:11 PM PDT by Millie
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To: Lorianne
"I wish they's send CNN's Nancy Grace out there ... I'd love to see her big eylashes fly off down the street"

LOL! Very funny.

6 posted on 08/29/2005 12:27:28 PM PDT by maxter
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To: gopwinsin04

Good golly! That ox is flying straight toward his head!
7 posted on 08/29/2005 12:30:08 PM PDT by rabidralph
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8 posted on 08/29/2005 12:30:42 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Lorianne

>>>I wish they's send CNN's Nancy Grace out there ... I'd love to see her big eylashes fly off down the street

That could be deadly to the person they hit...


9 posted on 08/29/2005 12:32:01 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals...they're so quixotic...)
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To: rabidralph

'There goes a piece of the roof flying past ready to impale me!'


10 posted on 08/29/2005 12:32:02 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: gopwinsin04
FNC star Shep Smith was the first anchor on air from the French Quarter. His coverage, via phone, from downtown continues to be compelling.

And he had an F-Bomb dropped in his lap to boot!

11 posted on 08/29/2005 12:36:34 PM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: theDentist

yeah, I heard that.


12 posted on 08/29/2005 12:38:55 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (never surrender, this is for the kids)
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To: gopwinsin04

Did anybody see Bill Hemmer anchoring the coverage on Sunday evening on Fox? When did he leave CNN?


13 posted on 08/29/2005 12:39:39 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: gopwinsin04
Notice, not a single woman out in the rain!!!

And they say that the men are smarter??????? LOL

14 posted on 08/29/2005 12:57:25 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: OldFriend

This 'stand outside in the wind and rain' coverage is so old already! Geeze, don't they realize how foolish they look... as in 'not having sense enough to get outta the rain?'


15 posted on 08/29/2005 1:01:40 PM PDT by demkicker ((Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?))
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To: demkicker

And now Sean is kissing their rear ends, talking about how brave they are for going into the hurricane.


16 posted on 08/29/2005 1:09:01 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: OldFriend

I usually like Sean, but he can really go over the top sometimes and this is one of those times....


17 posted on 08/29/2005 1:10:30 PM PDT by demkicker ((Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?))
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To: gopwinsin04
but Cooper seems to be closest to the anchor wrapped around a pole look.

No comment.

18 posted on 08/29/2005 1:11:07 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

Maybe if one of these camera hogging idiots gets speared in the head by some sheet metal or a tree branch while on camera, they'll all agree to STOP TORTURING US!


19 posted on 08/29/2005 1:13:52 PM PDT by demkicker ((Life has many choices. Eternity has only two. Which one have you chosen?))
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To: Lorianne

LMAO!!


20 posted on 08/29/2005 1:15:22 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Constitution Day

I've really enjoyed seeing Steve Harrigan out there. He's a great reporter who's providing some very professional coverage.


21 posted on 08/29/2005 1:20:20 PM PDT by Pop Fly
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To: gopwinsin04

Too bad CBS didn't go ahead and send Rather. Now we will never know whether Rather was a bigger blowhard than Katrina.


22 posted on 08/29/2005 1:24:04 PM PDT by kennedy ("Why would I listen to losers?")
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To: gopwinsin04

Too bad CBS didn't go ahead and send Rather. Now we will never know whether Rather was a bigger blowhard than Katrina.


23 posted on 08/29/2005 1:26:10 PM PDT by kennedy ("Why would I listen to losers?")
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To: GSWarrior

That is a lazy hanging curve right over the plate!


24 posted on 08/29/2005 1:34:56 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: theDentist

I liked it when Fox and Friends told Hannigan to get inside.


25 posted on 08/29/2005 1:35:51 PM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: rabidralph

I saw Bill too. This morning he was being welcomed to the network by the Fox & Friends gang. I thought I was watching the wrong station!


26 posted on 08/29/2005 1:41:21 PM PDT by American Butterfly
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To: demkicker
I turned the radio off immediately. Just put the radio back on and he's talking about how he doesn't hear anything but the very beginning of Rush's show because he's busy doing prep!

LOL......Sean's show is often a verbatim repeat of Rush's show! Every topic, nearly every day.

27 posted on 08/29/2005 1:43:47 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: American Butterfly
I thought Hemmer was one of the few decent anchors on CNN.

Their loss. That lamebrain gal, Soledad, in the morning is just soo dim!

28 posted on 08/29/2005 1:45:04 PM PDT by OldFriend (MERCY TO THE GUILTY IS CRUELTY TO THE INNOCENT ~ Adam Smith)
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To: gopwinsin04

Who is the man who will spend or will even lend?
Harrigan, That's Me!
Who is your friend when you find that you need a friend?
Harrigan, That's Me!
For I'm just as proud of my name you see,
As an Emperor, Czar or a King, could be.
Who is the man helps a man every time he can?
Harrigan, That's Me!

H - A - double R - I - G - A - N spells Harrigan
Proud of all the Irish blood that's in me; Divil a man can say a word agin me.
H - A - double R - I - G - A - N, you see,
Is a name that a shame never has been connected with, Harrigan, That's me!

Who is the man never stood for a gad about?
Harrigan, That's Me!
Who is the man that the town's simply mad about?
Harrigan, That's Me!
The ladies and babies are fond of me,
I'm fond of them, too, in return, you see.
Who is the gent that's deserving a monument?
Harrigan, That's Me!

H - A - double R - I - G - A - N spells Harrigan
Proud of all the Irish blood that's in me; Divil a man can say a word agin me.
H - A - double R - I - G - A - N, you see,
Is a name that a shame never has been connected with, Harrigan, That's me!


29 posted on 08/29/2005 2:23:59 PM PDT by HisKingdomWillAbolishSinDeath (Pray for America like its future depended on it, because it does!)
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To: Lorianne

Just so long as you send her out in a white t-shirt ...
Oops, did I say that?


30 posted on 08/29/2005 2:25:44 PM PDT by BlueNgold (Feed the Tree .....)
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To: rabidralph

Ahh... a CNN refugee, saw him yesterday & today, he's good, hope he's not a Lib though. Cinda cute too! :o)


31 posted on 08/29/2005 3:05:15 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Aruba: "One Crappy Little Island!")
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To: demkicker

Always good for a laugh, remember Whorealdo is his Mario Bros. outfit. Steve Harrigan was good this morning. A decent honest reporter w/no hype, unlike "Jerry Rivers"


32 posted on 08/29/2005 3:11:47 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Aruba: "One Crappy Little Island!")
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To: gopwinsin04

Gay boy Cooper just wanted to get down to Bourbon Street and covort with the transvestite strippers.


33 posted on 08/29/2005 3:54:01 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: gopwinsin04

Shep Smith has been begging for water for the people who are stuck on the I 10 interchange.

Some of them have been there for 2 days. One baby may have died up there in the heat without any water. They are finally bringing in a little water.

This is absolutely ridiculous. I don't know why they can't use the helicopters to drop drinking water for these people.


34 posted on 08/31/2005 1:16:20 PM PDT by FR_addict
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To: FR_addict

He even gave them the exit number.

He also talked directly via his hookup to some babe who is officially involved in the refugee situation and asked her point blank when somebody was going to come over there and tell those poor people where to walk so they could get out of that intense heat and get some shelter, water, food, med. treatment and evacuation out of N.O.

The babe really did not answer his question except to mumble some claim that they HAD been told what to do, although Shep said "no way, not there at his exit location". The last I saw, the FNC crew was sharing some ice they had with a family who used it to cool off their 3 yr. old son who was feeling ill and faint. All of which was shown on the air.

Unbelievable.

Why cannot someone direct some aid to these specific individuals, before they begin to get beyond help right in front of our eyes? They are just a stone's throw from the super dome but cannot get there, as far as anyone seems to know, from their location. Like they are cut off by water and Lord knows what else.

Surely some have tried to make it from there to somewhere they can get help, but nothing seems to work for them, and convoys come past them on the freeway and drive right on by.

Maybe the PRESIDENT should order SOMEBODY to help them!


35 posted on 08/31/2005 1:32:48 PM PDT by txrangerette
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