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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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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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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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