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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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Last night, Shep was trying to ask a police officer questions...the police officer wouldn't answer him...he just kept walking away.....and that's in front of a camera....

Imagine what people are being treated like with no cameras? (Not saying there's any abuse...)

Maybe Shep/Fox figured this is the only way to get help brought down to the people there...the people who are asking for direction/help, water/food....and being, literally, ignored about what to do.


51 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:09 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: theDentist
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.

Speaking of that incident, I wonder what the fate of the F-bomber turned out to be?

52 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:35 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nicmarlo

there's too many people not wanting to believe the horror down there..

You are absolutely right and no one has yet grasped the enormity of the situation in terms of how long the results are going to last. There are years of fallout from this still ahead. Perhaps it's time for some politicians of both parties to have to scramble to cope with the fact that huge disasters CAN happen here in our wonderful country. Shame on all of them regardless of party!


53 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:54 PM PDT by hardworking
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To: wotan
I agree. But I've noticed he's much better suited for a studio environment than 'in-field' reporting. I guess he felt the need to go back home during this tragedy.
54 posted on 09/01/2005 12:20:56 PM PDT by DesignerChick
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To: jwalsh07

We have combat helicopters that could be used to drop food/water that are not being used.


The feds could be doing a lot more then they are.


55 posted on 09/01/2005 12:21:01 PM PDT by SolarisRocks
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To: seacapn

Just to play devil's advocate - do you agree that coffins of soldiers should be aired, to show the reality of the situation in Iraq/Afghanistan?


56 posted on 09/01/2005 12:21:04 PM PDT by elc
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To: jveritas
Not on the delta, when you reconstruct move fifty miles up the river.

As far as Shep, hey he is part of the MSM and would like the most trusted man of america in there dan rather?

57 posted on 09/01/2005 12:21:29 PM PDT by dts32041 (Shinkichi: Massuer, did you see that? Zat˘ichi: I don't see much)
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To: Gunder

Opinions were and remain divided on whether the MSM's not showing footage of WTC "jumpers" on 9/11 was proper. And so it goes ...


58 posted on 09/01/2005 12:21:48 PM PDT by sono
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To: Gunder

Opinions were and remain divided on whether the MSM's not showing footage of WTC "jumpers" on 9/11 was proper. And so it goes ...


59 posted on 09/01/2005 12:21:49 PM PDT by sono
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To: wotan

I normally don't like Shep, but I am a reporter myself and I found his reporting last night to be most impressive. When he is intereviewing people he is not acting plastic. His horror was genuine. It didn't feel at all scripted.

I think he should do more on scene reporting.


60 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:01 PM PDT by somerville
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To: W04Man

Brit doesn't usually suffer fools, isn't he in a position to replace him?


61 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:13 PM PDT by traderrob6
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To: DarkCommander
What is all the fuss about showing a single dead body on TV for a few secs?

In the case of the World Trade Center on 9-11, it might cause people to think badly of Muslims. ;^P

62 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:18 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: elc

Just to play devil's advocate - do you agree that coffins of soldiers should be aired, to show the reality of the situation in Iraq/Afghanistan?

Yes, speaking for myself, I do. And not because of any political motive, but because a soldier coming home in that manner is part of the fabric of our country.


63 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:27 PM PDT by hardworking
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To: hardworking

I agree with you....this is absolutely horrific....there appears to have been absolutely no plan in effect for a disaster.....

When the mandatory evacs were put into place...the prisoners were not evacuated....many were released into the general population..........HOW'S THAT FOR PLANNING????


64 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:37 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: DarkCommander

Maybe the initial poster thinks that Reality on TV should be limited to shows like Survivor or the other "reality" shows.

Maybe he/she thinks that stuff IS reality.

Disasters are nasty business. People die during them. Bodies lie in the street because there's no place for them to go.

But, heaven forfend that the poster should have to SEE them. I guess his TV has no off switch.


65 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:41 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: W04Man
I was sick of him long ago, but between yesterday & today, he's gone to new lows. What is he even doin on the air? I've never found him to be one of the better anchors or whatever they're called.
66 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:46 PM PDT by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: MineralMan

Hey yall.... Been looking & loving FrRep for 5 years...never posted. I am joining today and posting for the first time... all b/c I live in Pensacola, FL and want to tell you that just now we are about out of gas in this city.
It is frigtening. Shep is showing the rest of the country just how hellish it is down here.


67 posted on 09/01/2005 12:22:47 PM PDT by kmomma
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To: SolarisRocks

If we are to be honest we must admit that we don't know the scope of what is going on or any of the details. We do know that tens of thousands of civilian and military have been mobilized. We also know that the "preservation of human life" is the POTUS' first priority, everything else is second. I take the man at his word as always.


68 posted on 09/01/2005 12:23:20 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Borges
He's always reminded me of the William Atherton reporter character from Die Hard.

YES!! You nailed it.

69 posted on 09/01/2005 12:23:35 PM PDT by zlala ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or timid." -Dwight D. Eisenhower)
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To: SolarisRocks
The feds could be doing a lot more then they are.

If the Feds do much more, the posse comitatus crowd will start screaming the Feds are overstepping their duties...

70 posted on 09/01/2005 12:23:37 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals...they're so quixotic...)
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To: in hoc signo vinces

There are few fox personalities I actually like to watch. The rest can be replaced by a bodyless voice.

Gretta is another one I would like to see go.


71 posted on 09/01/2005 12:23:39 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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To: kmomma

Welcome and our hearts are with you in your beautiful part of our country. I hope that you were not too effected by the devastation. Prayers from us to all of y'all.


72 posted on 09/01/2005 12:23:48 PM PDT by hardworking
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To: W04Man
"Shep makes me sick sometimes. Anyone else?"

I agree totally. For some reason I just find it hard to take him serious sometimes. It's as if someone decided to make a game show host a major TV news anchor.

73 posted on 09/01/2005 12:23:49 PM PDT by joebuck
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To: nicmarlo

I saw that too, when the police officer wouldn't talk to him. It exasperated Shep( as it should have) and I liked that he was persistent. I thought he did an excellent job reporting from the field. It was the officer who came across as a jerk.


74 posted on 09/01/2005 12:23:52 PM PDT by somerville
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To: W04Man
Shep makes me sick sometimes. Anyone else?

There are times when I can't stand him - this is not one of them.

75 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:00 PM PDT by Gabz (USSG Warning: portable sewing machines are known to cause broken ankles)
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To: najida; All

Shep is from Mississippi so he may have some honest emotions coming through...and he did that dead person no disrespect at all!! I have no problems with Sheps reporting the past few days...give the guy a break and go down there and take over for him if you think you can do a better job!


76 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:33 PM PDT by wndycndy (Beagles For Bush!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

So? Nice to see that they can ignore immigration law but not ignore laws that would help us.

Perhaps those in DC should setup a PAC and donate more to those in DC.


77 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:34 PM PDT by SolarisRocks
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To: W04Man
Yes- most times he makes me sick.
78 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:34 PM PDT by maridee
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To: elc

I don't see any connection between the coffin situation and what is happening in New Orleans. A comparable situation would be if the corpses of troops were being left on the ground in Iraq.


79 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:45 PM PDT by seacapn
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To: Keith in Iowa

So? Nice to see that they can ignore immigration law but not ignore laws that would help us.

Perhaps those in NO should setup a PAC and donate more to those in DC.


80 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:50 PM PDT by SolarisRocks
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To: Keith in Iowa

Well, why haven't we seen the Mayor on TV? Where is he?


81 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:53 PM PDT by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: W04Man
Shep makes me sick sometimes. Anyone else?

I think the heat is getting to him. Fox should pull Smith out of there for his own good. He's making an ass of himself and his employer.

82 posted on 09/01/2005 12:24:59 PM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: Borges
He's always reminded me of the William Atherton reporter character from Die Hard.

Hmmmm...


83 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:05 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: W04Man
Shep probably drove over a CNN anchor to get on that bridge:

Fox News Channel anchor Shepard Smith was arrested by Florida police in November 2000 and charged with aggravated battery with a motor vehicle after arguing with another reporter over a parking space (both were covering the Bush-Gore Florida vote debacle).

84 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:10 PM PDT by Stew Padasso ("That boy is nuttier than a squirrel turd.")
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To: W04Man

“If it bleeds, it leads” – and a dead body will even bump a bleeding body.


85 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:11 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: W04Man

Shep is reporting the news. We NEED to know. God bless Shep.


86 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:11 PM PDT by SnarlinCubBear (VISUALIZE WHIRLED PEAS)
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To: W04Man

I'm thoroughly confused what the heck is going on over at the Superdome and Convention Center. What is the hold up on getting buses,food/water, and armed guards there.
I'm hearing on the news that people are dying over there with no help... people are dying... getting sick, etc... There is no sign of relief there at all. Confusing.


87 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:22 PM PDT by ruschpa
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To: kmomma

Be careful. Gas will return before long to your pumps. Your shortage is temporary. Folks in New Orleans have a somewhat bigger problem right now.

Don't drive too much. Your gas will last longer.


88 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:28 PM PDT by MineralMan (godless atheist)
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To: somerville

I believe his horror was real and honest. Let us all remember that Shep is from Holly Springs, Mississippi. He also went to college at Ole Miss. So, he is a local, in his own area, in and around where he grew up. I'm sure that this is more than a reporting gig to him. It is where he is from. That would effect all of us to some degree.


89 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:32 PM PDT by yukong
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To: W04Man

When the water is nearly pumped out, and hundreds of corpses are laying there, do you want them to hide that as well? This is a disaster, and there are probably thousands dead. A good dose of reality won't hurt, especially those who think they can just "ride out the storm at home". If it offends you, just get over it! Change channels!

Sheperd Smith has done more to save lives than any other reporter down there, actually reporting the location of the hundreds who were being ignored on the bridge, helping to save an infant, etc. Give him a bit of credit here. I think he deserves an award for his coverage, actually.


90 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:49 PM PDT by TommyDale
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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.

Why? If it was a terrorist attack then perhaps. But a natural disaster, no, they don't need to show dead bodies on TV.

91 posted on 09/01/2005 12:25:56 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: W04Man

He's a little too cutesy for me. I'm not his biggest fan, but I'll watch him sometimes. But what do you expect from most of these talking heads...all that's missing is the blonde hair.


92 posted on 09/01/2005 12:26:00 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: W04Man

>>>Well, why haven't we seen the Mayor on TV? Where is he?

Hiding under his desk from Bill O'Reilly? Damned if I know where NOLA's mayor is...


93 posted on 09/01/2005 12:26:00 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Liberals...they're so quixotic...)
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To: somerville

I couldn't believe that....probably that officer was frustrated as heck...but, he didn't even acknowledge Shep...not one question was answered....he was a jerk....so I can only imagine how much more of jerks they probably are being off camera.....(one usually puts their best foot forward when company's over/camera's are rolling).


94 posted on 09/01/2005 12:26:07 PM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: seacapn

they say they are still finding bodies floating and jammed in under debris,,,, want all flowers?


95 posted on 09/01/2005 12:26:37 PM PDT by sure_fine (*not one to over kill the thought process*)
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To: W04Man

That doesn't bother me. It's reality.

What does me bothers me is Shep harassing officers and basically losing his cool. He needs to calm down.


96 posted on 09/01/2005 12:26:39 PM PDT by Soul Seeker
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To: W04Man

In Baton Rouge since Mon eve.


97 posted on 09/01/2005 12:26:51 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Texas_Conservative2

It's the Hate Shep All the Time chorus.

Forget the news, let's mock the messenger.

I'm willing to bet that fewer than 1% of freepers have seen the devastation that Shep has lived in the last few days. That will take a toll on anyone, especially someone covering news clost to home as he is.

Sometimes freepers are a bunch of twits. Or is it that a bunch of twits post on FR?


98 posted on 09/01/2005 12:26:55 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Liberalism is an ill fated luxury that we cannot afford at this time; it does not work in a crisis.)
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To: All

Just on CNN the reporter interviewing a guy who transferred from Superdome to Astrodome, the first words out of his mouth were "much love to Pres Bush,...." I cracked up; don't think the interviewer was expecting that.


99 posted on 09/01/2005 12:27:47 PM PDT by Lacey
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To: W04Man
The difference between real journalism and tabloid reporting couldn't be more clear than the end of Special Report with Brit Hume and The Fox Report with Shepard Smith. I usually change the channel unless someone else is hosting.
100 posted on 09/01/2005 12:27:50 PM PDT by McGruff (New Orleans looks more like Mogadishu than Baghdad.)
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