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.
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?
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.
You are so correct! I went to make my donation to the Salvation Army at Sam's Club today. No less than 4 people said "I haven't seen any news all week, I can't believe how bad it sounds down there.". And I'm in Austin so it's not like we are thousands of miles away.
BTW, the checker at Sam's club didn't know anything about donations. I found a "can" on the counter at the membership counter. I thought the donations were tagged for the Salvation Army. However, the can says "agencies". They are only taking cash and checks. Just wanted you to know you might have to look for the donation can if you go.
I'm with you. I'm sick of sanitized, homogenized news being spoonfed to the Amurrikin Pipple because to show the truth would be too "disturbing." People damn well ought to be disturbed! I know I am. This is going to change everything, possibly make 9-11 look like small potatos. I know the faggots in NY would never admit anything could overshadow THEIR disaster, but this has the earmarks of a five figure death toll.
"It's real. A lot of what's on the cable news channels right now is old footage taken days ago"
I think Shep Smith and FOX are one of the only people who remained at the hurricane's center, and reported it live on the ground.
Bravo to Shep for great courage and great reporting.
I agree, I think Shep Smith did an awesome job covering New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina and the aftermath! People should know what was and is still going on there! High Five for Shep Smith!