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An emotional moment and a misunderstanding (Broussard lied about death of Mother on Meet the Press)
msnbc ^ | 9/19/05

Posted on 09/19/2005 12:32:42 PM PDT by finnman69

WASHINGTON - The Jefferson Parish president's emotional retelling of a mother's desperate calls from a New Orleans nursing home included details that conflict with the timeline of the tragedy.

The story, of a colleague's mother begging her son for rescue as flood waters rose after Hurricane Katrina, came to prominence on Sunday, Sept. 4, when Aaron Broussard, president of Jefferson Parish in New Orleans, was interviewed by Tim Russert on NBC's Meet the Press. (MSNBC is a Microsoft-NBC joint venture.)

New details and interviews with the son whose mother died in the flood show that the tragedy unfolded from Saturday through Monday, Aug. 29 — not Monday through Friday, Sept. 2 as recounted by Broussard. The owners of the nursing home were indicted Tuesday for the deaths of more than 30 residents, which officials say occurred on Aug. 29.

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KEYWORDS: broussard; bushhaters; dirtyrats; katrina; liar; lyingliars; mediabias; rats; thecryinggame
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Rodrigue said he didn’t see or hear Broussard’s comments on Meet the Press. When told of the sequence of phone calls that Broussard described on Meet the Press, Rodrigue said “No, no, that’s not true.”
1 posted on 09/19/2005 12:32:44 PM PDT by finnman69
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To: finnman69
Beat me by 10 seconds. It was so apparent that there was something fishy from the get-go of the interview when Broussard came out reading from a script. And the tears so obviously crocodile. We will of course expect Timmy to do a followup on this story next Sunday on MTP, no?
2 posted on 09/19/2005 12:36:26 PM PDT by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
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To: finnman69

This is a hard one. How can any media protect the viewers from someone coming on a show and spouting lies?

Well, they can verify later and issue corrections. But, it takes an awful lot of resources to verify everything said by all talking heads on TV.

Hmmmm.....at some point, you need to trust the people in power coming on a show.


3 posted on 09/19/2005 12:36:47 PM PDT by indianrightwinger
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To: finnman69

Broussard simply played for the camera and mr. potatohead. He lied to further the rantings of the luntic left that has taken over the democratic party.


4 posted on 09/19/2005 12:38:27 PM PDT by tarzantheapeman (Cindy and the Cranks - Moonbats Gone Wild!)
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To: finnman69

Russert will ignore it. CNN played the tape over and over too. They will ignore it. Even to make the competition look bad, CNN will not risk alienating their "it's all Bush's fault" audience.

It never happened.


5 posted on 09/19/2005 12:39:02 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: finnman69
“They had a duty and a standard of care to people who could not care for themselves,” Foti said of the owners. “If you or I decided we are going to stay, we do it of our own free will. ... The people at the nursing home don’t have that choice.”

I imagine everyone's heart goes out to the elderly who suffered and died. Terrible.

'Course, the Dems are pro-choice. Which means that if you provide a nurturing environment for helpless people, and then Choose to have them die, it's no big deal.

6 posted on 09/19/2005 12:39:49 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: finnman69

I'm really getting tired of the public being manipulated by a bunch of brainless liars.


7 posted on 09/19/2005 12:40:29 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: finnman69

Whole situation is sad.


8 posted on 09/19/2005 12:41:25 PM PDT by WasDougsLamb (just my opinion. Go easy on me.)
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To: finnman69

Cut the guy some slack...it's New Orleans we're talking about. Maybe his mother was doing some of that voodoo crap and was calling him from the "great beyond"...


9 posted on 09/19/2005 12:41:54 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: finnman69
New details and interviews with the son whose mother died in the flood show that the tragedy unfolded from Saturday through Monday, Aug. 29 — not Monday through Friday, Sept. 2 as recounted by Broussard

Does this mean NBC & MSNBC will stopped repeating this lie??

10 posted on 09/19/2005 12:44:07 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: finnman69

Hillary! Why won't you call you're little pookums no more??

11 posted on 09/19/2005 12:44:18 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: ClearCase_guy
'Course, the Dems are pro-choice. Which means that if you provide a nurturing environment for helpless people, and then Choose to have them die, it's no big deal.

It was probably euphoric anyway.

12 posted on 09/19/2005 12:44:46 PM PDT by Sloth (We cannot defeat foreign enemies of the Constitution if we yield to the domestic ones.)
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To: Republican Red
Russert will ignore it. CNN played the tape over and over too.

So did MSNBC on Saturday night

13 posted on 09/19/2005 12:45:08 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: finnman69
I know if it were my 90 year old mother, I'd make a phone call, then entrust her life to a couple of nursing home operators instead of making sure she was evacuated.

That's what I'd do, at least.

14 posted on 09/19/2005 12:46:43 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever
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To: WasDougsLamb
Problem is, Free Republic as well as many in the blogesphere have been aware that this story was an outright lie since a few days after it was aired on MTP.

I sent it to Drudge over and over to no avail. It's taken at least two weeks to get the truth out when it was debunked from the beginning.

I'm still waiting for those 10,000 bodies to show up. What about the rapes, murders and mutilated bodies in the Superdome? It has all become urban legend now. The truth takes a backseat when the media goes into overdrive to distort it.
15 posted on 09/19/2005 12:46:48 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

I guess if Terry Schiavo had been in that nursing home then someone might have been charged with murder or neglect? Yeah, right.


16 posted on 09/19/2005 12:46:55 PM PDT by Spaghetti Man (NJ politics suck (aand apparently so do some of the politicians!))
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
We will of course expect Timmy to do a followup on this story next Sunday on MTP, no?

ROTFLMAO. That's as funny as this.


17 posted on 09/19/2005 12:47:26 PM PDT by Ditto ( No trees were killed in sending this message, but billions of electrons were inconvenienced.)
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To: finnman69

I would imagine that Mr. Rodrigue would like to b*tchslap Mr. Broussard right about now. How disgusting!


18 posted on 09/19/2005 12:48:05 PM PDT by TheSpottedOwl ("President Bush, start building that wall"!)
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To: finnman69
Given that this was a pre-storm incident, didn't Broussard have a big share of the responsibility given his parish presidentship? What exactly is his culpability in all this? Was his MTP story the result of a misunderstanding or was it a brazen atempt to deflect blame?
19 posted on 09/19/2005 12:48:25 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: finnman69
Jefferson Parish's Email is still down. Want to ask Broussard a few questions.

http://www.jeffparish.net/

20 posted on 09/19/2005 12:50:00 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: Spaghetti Man

I guess if this man's mother had died in the Superdome, LAAG would be indicting Nagin?


21 posted on 09/19/2005 12:50:44 PM PDT by freema (Ready to Rock AND Roll)
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To: finnman69

Is Tim Russert going to issue a retraction and apology for letting a lie be told on his show and have the defeated liberal media use this segment of his program again and again and again? I am not holding my breath.


22 posted on 09/19/2005 12:50:44 PM PDT by jveritas (The Axis of Defeatism: Left wing liberals, Buchananites, and third party voters.)
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To: tarzantheapeman; Howlin
Broussard simply played for the camera and mr. potatohead. He lied to further the rantings of the luntic left that has taken over the democratic party.

NBC & Russert owes the President an apology

23 posted on 09/19/2005 12:51:26 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: finnman69
I did not buy that guy's crocodile tears, the first time I saw the tape.

He reminded me of Susan Smith and her croc tears when she drowned her 2 little boys in the lake & was blaming a black man. I told my hubby, "I say she's lying." I was right.

24 posted on 09/19/2005 12:51:28 PM PDT by the Deejay (THE LADY DEEJAY)
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To: finnman69; All




What gets me is Russert addressing this blubbering idiot as "Mr President!".






25 posted on 09/19/2005 12:51:49 PM PDT by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tag line.)
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To: popdonnelly
"Brainless liars"???? I beg to differ. Broussard wasn't a brainless liar. Like all democrat liars, this man's lie was intentional, scripted, and well rehearsed. Moments after his sobbing performance, I and others recognized and recorded what we'd seen. We knew this guy was acting out grief, and he did it to cause harm to President Bush and FEMA. He used the tragic death of a friend's Mother for cheap political gain. How callous is that?
26 posted on 09/19/2005 12:53:03 PM PDT by YaYa123 (@ God Bless President Bush As the MSM and Democrats Seek To Destroy Him.com)
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To: Mo1
CBS had debunked this story on 9/7. It is outrageous that MSNBC has continued showing that deceitful tape.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1479653/posts
27 posted on 09/19/2005 12:53:51 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: the Deejay

Neither did I.

I commented on it in one of the first threads about this loser's phoney interview.

He was reading from note cards.


28 posted on 09/19/2005 12:54:07 PM PDT by nuffsenuff
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To: finnman69
Liberals and RATs have no shame, and will politicize ANYTHING
29 posted on 09/19/2005 12:55:26 PM PDT by lormand (George W. Bush is saving your ass, whether you like it or not.)
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...

This type of lie is so common to MTP, that it's just more of the same.


30 posted on 09/19/2005 12:57:01 PM PDT by OldFriend (MAJ. TAMMY DUCKWORTH ~ A NATIONAL TREASURE)
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To: Mo1

And Russert was a willing dupe...just like he was with Clinton yesterday. THE first order of business for Russert (and Stephanopolis and Larry King) should have been for them to ask Clinton why he arranged to be on their shows at this time. They should have made clear to their audience whether, coincidentally they each called him to appear on their shows, or whether (as I suspect), Clinton offered himself up for the interviews.

And each one of them owed it to their audiences to ask Clinton why he wanted the airtime now, to criticize President Bush.


31 posted on 09/19/2005 1:00:57 PM PDT by YaYa123 (@ God Bless President Bush As the MSM and Democrats Seek To Destroy Him.com)
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To: finnman69

hmm...will Russert ever bring this up on MTP??


32 posted on 09/19/2005 1:08:36 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: NonValueAdded

The defense attorney for the owners of the nursing home said they were waiting for a mandatory evacuation order from the Parrish President, Mr. Broussard, which never came. They are arguing that Broussard is at fault, not themselves.


33 posted on 09/19/2005 1:09:44 PM PDT by Yellow Rose of Texas (WAR: 1/3 yes, 1/3 no, 1/3 undecided; So began the American Revolution)
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To: YaYa123

I stand corrected. He can read from a script. But in most other respects, I still submit that the man is brainless.


34 posted on 09/19/2005 1:10:35 PM PDT by popdonnelly
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To: finnman69

The man is a lying bastard and should be publicly flogged.


35 posted on 09/19/2005 1:11:34 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (Procrastinators of the world UNITE!!!.....Tomorrow.)
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas

I hadn't heard that, interesting.....


36 posted on 09/19/2005 1:11:53 PM PDT by Republican Red (''Van der Sloot" is Dutch for ''Kennedy.")
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To: tarzantheapeman
I can't imagine a elected Democrat from the South being so crass as to cry, bite his lip, and use the tragedy to gain political points.
37 posted on 09/19/2005 1:12:10 PM PDT by WideGlide (That light at the end of the tunnel might be a muzzle flash.)
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To: finnman69

Aaron Broussard...you are lying sonofabitch.


38 posted on 09/19/2005 1:14:55 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas

That should be an interesting trial, then. I wonder if Court TV will broadcast it? I think a lot of facts will be placed into evidence that might just give the prosecutor second thoughts. Watch for a sweetheart plea bargain to be arranged at the last minute. If Broussard comes up with a pre-dated evac order, they better have Buckhead take a look.


39 posted on 09/19/2005 1:15:41 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Freedom of speech makes it much easier to spot the idiots." [Jay Lessig, 2/7/2005])
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To: finnman69

Wonder if Russert will ask him back for a follow-up ?


40 posted on 09/19/2005 1:16:44 PM PDT by stylin19a (In golf, some are long, I'm "Lama Long")
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To: Yellow Rose of Texas

Broussard is president of Jefferson Parish. The nursing home is in St. Bernard Parish. He had no control over Bernard Parish, or the evacuation of St. Rita's nursing home.


41 posted on 09/19/2005 1:18:54 PM PDT by SarahW
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BROUSSARD: ... The guy who runs this building I'm in, emergency management, he's responsible for everything. His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday." And she drowned Friday night. She drowned Friday night.


42 posted on 09/19/2005 1:19:05 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...

43 posted on 09/19/2005 1:19:49 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: finnman69

"details that conflict with the timeline of the tragedy."

An interesting characterization. Back home they'd call it lying, but I guess it all depends on how you want to spin it.


44 posted on 09/19/2005 1:23:21 PM PDT by Spok (Est omnis de civilitate.)
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To: finnman69
. . . and the Emmy for "Best Drama Queen on a Sunday morning talk show" goes to . . . .

Aaron Broussard


45 posted on 09/19/2005 1:26:03 PM PDT by KS Flyover
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To: finnman69
Jackie Bauer, a spokeswoman for Broussard who was present during the Meet the Press interview, said "it was a misunderstanding."

Late on Friday, Bauer told MSNBC.com: "I was there when he (Broussard) was doing that, when he was saying that, I think he was meaning that he was calling, he was calling and trying to talk to Tommy and telling him ‘don’t worry,' trying to console Tommy, 'don’t worry, we’ll get her out, don’t worry we’ll get her out.'"

I don't see how anyone could think that or buy that explanation. Broussard said something else, and was very specific:
His mother was trapped in St. Bernard nursing home and every day she called him and said, "Are you coming, son? Is somebody coming?" And he said, "Yeah, Mama, somebody's coming to get you. Somebody's coming to get you on Tuesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Wednesday. Somebody's coming to get you on Thursday. Somebody's coming to get you on Friday...

46 posted on 09/19/2005 1:27:03 PM PDT by SarahW
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To: finnman69

bttt


47 posted on 09/19/2005 1:27:07 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: finnman69

I saw it live and it was acting at its worst. My father and I said "Cry us a river" and "Academy Award for Melodrama".


48 posted on 09/19/2005 1:28:20 PM PDT by DarthVader (Liberal Democrats = The Excrement of America)
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To: finnman69
Here's the website for the Parish but I can't see there where they give you the email address for Broussard. If anyone has it, I'd appreciate getting it. I'd like to let him know what slime he is - not that he'll get it but it will make me feel a lot better.

http://www.jeffparish.net/
49 posted on 09/19/2005 1:29:23 PM PDT by Asfarastheeastisfromthewest...
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To: Republican Red
Red, Broussard is not president of St. Bernard Parish, where St. Rita's nursing home is was located.
50 posted on 09/19/2005 1:29:35 PM PDT by SarahW
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