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Shephard Smith "Grandstanding" in New Orleans, showing dead bodies on Fox News.
Fox News Channel ^ | 090105 | Shep Smith

Posted on 09/01/2005 12:09:47 PM PDT by W04Man

Shep showed a dead body along the freeway. How low can you go to grandstand? Things are bad in N.O., but he didn't have to show it.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: closetcase; foxnews; hurricane; katrina; neworleans
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Shep makes me sick sometimes. Anyone else?
1 posted on 09/01/2005 12:09:49 PM PDT by W04Man
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To: W04Man

How do you mean? If the city is indeed strewn with corpses, the reality of the situation needs to be shown.


2 posted on 09/01/2005 12:10:46 PM PDT by seacapn
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To: W04Man

But, I though Shep said NO doged a huge bullet and it was fine?


3 posted on 09/01/2005 12:10:47 PM PDT by jmc1969
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To: W04Man
Did he kill the person himself?
4 posted on 09/01/2005 12:10:52 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam Factoid:After forcing young girls to watch his men execute their fathers, Muhammad raped them.)
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To: W04Man

He's always reminded me of the William Atherton reporter character from Die Hard.


5 posted on 09/01/2005 12:11:53 PM PDT by Borges
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To: W04Man

I hate Shep, but the news is the news.


6 posted on 09/01/2005 12:11:56 PM PDT by Homer1
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To: W04Man

I kind of disagree with you. The shot was from a bit of a remove, and it wasn't gory or identifiable. The reality is, there are dead bodies in the road down in N.O.

God have mercy on those people down there.


www.salvationarmyusa.org


7 posted on 09/01/2005 12:12:26 PM PDT by Gunder
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To: W04Man

shep was losing it last night...hopeless, hopeless, hopeless. Its "disaster porn"


8 posted on 09/01/2005 12:12:39 PM PDT by Pondman88
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To: W04Man

Shep ALWAYS makes me sick, but hiding the truth from the people does them no good.

America should know what is happening down there, so that those most responsible will be held accountable and that the citizentry will remember NEXT time and get the Hell out when a hit is predicted.


9 posted on 09/01/2005 12:12:40 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Homer1
I hate Shep, but the news is the news.

Agreed on both points.

10 posted on 09/01/2005 12:12:44 PM PDT by Paradox (Budweiser, fighting for the Right to Keep and Beer Arms.)
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To: W04Man

I disagree. I think those of us not in that area NEED to see some bodies. Perhaps we'd take it seriously. Most folks are whining about the price of gas and annoyed that their favorite junk is being overridden by news about New Orleans.

The seriousness of this disaster and what is happening is not getting through to folks around the country.

I think seeing swollen bodies on the streets of New Orleans may be just the thing that SHOULD be on television right now.

It's real. A lot of what's on the cable news channels right now is old footage taken days ago.

Reality therapy for the nation.


11 posted on 09/01/2005 12:12:51 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: W04Man


They, really, really, really, need to replace that guy. He should either be a televangelist or an infomercial personality....


12 posted on 09/01/2005 12:13:37 PM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis.")
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To: W04Man

I didn't see the report, but I have seen others here complain that the media had been whitewashing the situation there.

I guess what's real is real.


13 posted on 09/01/2005 12:13:46 PM PDT by Pessimist
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To: W04Man
Wait until his "drama queen show" start at 7:00 PM. Yesterday he announced that there may not be a city called "New Orleans" anymore.
14 posted on 09/01/2005 12:13:50 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: W04Man

I bet you would be one of the people who bitches this Sept. 11 if they don't show a replay of the jumpers.


15 posted on 09/01/2005 12:14:09 PM PDT by shadowman99
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To: Homer1

A little old lady was nursing a near dead child when low and behold Shep showed up with the camera with leading questions that led no one.

He personally is a scum sucker thats trying to get the best show possible, but the people who see this and react are different. And that seemed to be important during the Tsunami disaster.


16 posted on 09/01/2005 12:14:17 PM PDT by lightislife
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To: W04Man
I disagree with you re his grandstanding. He is showing you the real news of the day whether you like it or not. If you prefer to have your news "sanitized" you can probably find what you want over on some other channel. Dead bodies - with nowhere to take them, unable to bury them, no refrigeration to keep them - - yes, that IS news, here in America. The priorities are to take care of the living.

jmho

17 posted on 09/01/2005 12:14:28 PM PDT by Arizona
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To: W04Man

Rick Levinthal is a much better reporter and he might actually be helpfull.


18 posted on 09/01/2005 12:14:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: W04Man

He seems to be assigning blame to the wrong places...it belongs in the LA Gov & NOLA Mayors' offices.


19 posted on 09/01/2005 12:14:32 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals...they're so quixotic...)
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To: seacapn
If the city is indeed strewn with corpses, the reality of the situation needs to be shown.

I agree completely.
Why do we demand sanitized news ?

20 posted on 09/01/2005 12:14:45 PM PDT by MassExodus ( Looters stole my tagline, but it was for survival ....)
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To: MineralMan
I saw an ocean full of dead bodies after the tsunami... what's the big deal showing ONE corpse from LA?
21 posted on 09/01/2005 12:14:48 PM PDT by Texas_Conservative2
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To: W04Man
Shep showed a dead body along the freeway. How low can you go to grandstand? Things are bad in N.O., but he didn't have to show it.

If this is what it takes to get someone off their butt, then this is what it takes. Sorry it offends you, but something needs to be done.

22 posted on 09/01/2005 12:14:48 PM PDT by narby (There are Bloggers, and then there are Freepers.)
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To: W04Man

It's the news. Sometimes I think people need a dose of REAL reality, gruesome though it may seem.

I hasten to add, however, that I am no fan of Shep.


23 posted on 09/01/2005 12:15:05 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: W04Man

Its about time someone started showing the truth of the situation. If you had been watching the footage shot over the last few days you would have spotted several bodies that the reporters just ignored. I watches choppers lifting people off roofs with obviously dead people laying on adjacent roofs and not a single word about it.

The truth has to be told, and as long as they are long range shots and no faces shown it NEEDS to be seen.

Get off Shep's back and stop whining. You want to whine, try complaining about the political corrrectness brigade that doesn't want to mention bodies at all and won't even mention looters.


24 posted on 09/01/2005 12:15:08 PM PDT by konaice
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To: W04Man

Perhaps the government will do something now. I don't care that some say it is against the law for the military to get involved because that is a BS excuse. The government ignores immigration laws every day, why can't they do the same thing in this case?


25 posted on 09/01/2005 12:15:28 PM PDT by SolarisRocks
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To: W04Man

How would you like the body of your family member to be shown on national TV?


26 posted on 09/01/2005 12:15:34 PM PDT by Truthsayer20
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To: W04Man

Well, considering the last time he asked someone what they were doing there, he got the F-bomb in reply, he probably figured this one was safe.


27 posted on 09/01/2005 12:15:43 PM PDT by theDentist (The Dems have put all their eggs in one basket-case: Howard "Belltower" Dean.)
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To: MineralMan

I think Shep does a great job... it is terribly difficult to keep it going without a script hour after hour in a communication vacuum. Dead bodies? Terrible. But this is reality. We accuse other networks of spin and coverup but this IS the truth, no?


28 posted on 09/01/2005 12:15:46 PM PDT by turbocat
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To: W04Man
I prefer more reality in my news, the destruction should be shown unsanitized to wake the country up: get people to help out, or perhaps pay closer attention to warnings next time. And maybe, just maybe, the Left will STFU.

Same for war and terrorism, show it all and let the public see who we're up against.

29 posted on 09/01/2005 12:15:57 PM PDT by DTogo (U.S. out of the U.N. & U.N out of the U.S.)
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To: W04Man

If there's corpses...then that's what's there is...there's too many people not wanting to believe the horror down there...I doubt Shep/Fox is doing this for any grandstanding reasons....


30 posted on 09/01/2005 12:16:08 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: W04Man
Shep is a liberal. Fox could fire Shep and Giraldo.
31 posted on 09/01/2005 12:16:10 PM PDT by bmwcyle (We broke Pink's code and found a terrorist message.)
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To: W04Man

Let's just whitewash the news. It will make you feel better.


32 posted on 09/01/2005 12:16:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: W04Man
Shep Smith is the biggest jacka** on FOX. He thinks if he sees something wrong the rescue operation should halt and run to his location and answer questions. I swear someone is going to tell him to "F" off on air. I was listening to his report when someone did tell him "none of your ****ing business" on Sunday.
33 posted on 09/01/2005 12:17:06 PM PDT by BallyBill (MSNBC: the MST3K of cable news.)
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To: W04Man
I disagree... the purpose of the News is to report the News..
not to censor the distasteful...

Reality is reality, the same mindset prevents the MSM from showing the 9/11 victims jumping to their deaths.

The bodies in the streets are a direct result of a negligent and incompetent local and state government.

And maybe the NOPD as well.
34 posted on 09/01/2005 12:17:14 PM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: Paradox
Why does everyone hate Shepherd Smith so much?

He seems ok to me.

36 posted on 09/01/2005 12:17:25 PM PDT by wotan
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To: Pondman88

Well, reporting from an overpass w/hundreds of stranded, and some now dying! refugees, w/officials within eyeshot, but inexplicably ignoring them, just may do that to a person, IMO.

In human terms, it's known as frustration and desperation.


37 posted on 09/01/2005 12:17:25 PM PDT by PhillyGal
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To: W04Man

They were showing bodies on CBS last night as well.

Unavoidable if there are really that many bodies.


38 posted on 09/01/2005 12:17:36 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: seacapn

How do you mean? If the city is indeed strewn with corpses, the reality of the situation needs to be shown.

I agree. This is a real wakeup call for all of us in terms of dissaster. It CAN happen in our country. It's not just some far-away third-world location that has corpses laying in the street. This dissaster may bring about some pretty far-reaching changes in terms of preparedness in every state in the nation. Shameful situation in N.O.


40 posted on 09/01/2005 12:18:04 PM PDT by hardworking
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To: W04Man

Turn off the TV if you can't handle reality.

Actually, what am I saying? TV=reality? heh!

But you get my meaning. If don't want to deal with the reality of the situation, turn off the news.


41 posted on 09/01/2005 12:18:14 PM PDT by z3n
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To: narby

Thanks!!!!!!!


42 posted on 09/01/2005 12:18:17 PM PDT by countrydummy
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To: W04Man

Shep is in a very bad place right now. He's seeing the worst people can do to each other, he's seeing mom's with sick and dying kids etc.

Showig a body? Good, it's hell in NOLA and somebody has to point it out.


43 posted on 09/01/2005 12:18:26 PM PDT by najida (I run with scissors and I don't play well with others.)
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To: PhillyGal

Why can't military helicopters fly food/water to those people?


44 posted on 09/01/2005 12:18:52 PM PDT by SolarisRocks
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To: Truthsayer20

Did you see it? It wasn't even recognizeable as a body let alone being able to recoginze if it were a man or woman. It looked like a lump of clothes 50' behind Shep Smith.


45 posted on 09/01/2005 12:18:53 PM PDT by Rebelbase ("Run Hillary Run" bumper stickers. Liberals place on rear bumper, conservatives put on front bumper)
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To: SolarisRocks
Perhaps the government will do something now.

Bush declared a state of emergency on Saturday and mobilization began then and there. Trust me on this, the government is, and should be, involved.

46 posted on 09/01/2005 12:18:57 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Pondman88; W04Man
shep was losing it last night...hopeless, hopeless, hopeless

That was not reporting, it was Shep's personal meltdown yesterday. Someone needs to get him off camera till he can get perspective on his reason for being there.

His words are a cancer being injected into a very sick body right now.

To the thread poster, I don't have a problem with the dead bodies being shown. As someone else said, the news is the news. We don't need to see them over and over and over and over but not to see the cost of this in lives is sanitizing the event.

47 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:14 PM PDT by GretchenM (Hooked on porn and hating it? Visit http://www.theophostic.com .)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

What is all the fuss about showing a single dead body on TV for a few secs?

It is just a little piece of REALITY of thousands dead, rotting, decomposing human bodies that survivors have no choice but to face.

The rest of America should have a little fortitude.


48 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:30 PM PDT by DarkCommander
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To: W04Man

When Shep comes on I channel surf to another News Channel.


49 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:30 PM PDT by Retired Chemist
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To: clee1
We were shown the results of the tsunami in the Pacific. We should see this. Has anyone started a thread and just posted photos, etc. I find some all over the internet, but one place would be better.
50 posted on 09/01/2005 12:19:46 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The Imperial Federal Government is your worst enemy! Don't give in to them!)
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