Sunday, August 28, 2005

Shep Smith - Fox News Live on Bourbon Street

I just heard Shep Smith of Fox News ask a guy on Bourbon Street why he hadn't evacuated and the guy said, and I quote, "None of your fucking business." It was live so Fox didn't have time to bleep it.

According to Shep, hundreds of people are still drinking and partying on Bourbon Street. Of course, this is very stupid. However, but for the grace of God, my little group of crazies might have well been there this weekend telling Shep Smith to fuck off. My birthday is next weekend and going to New Orleans to celebrate my 50th birthday was definitely a consideration early on. It's where I spent my 40th birthday and a wonderful trip it was. So, we would have either been there this weekend or next weekend. I fear that next weekend in The Quarter will be quite sad indeed.

On a side note, I hate Fox News. They are an alarmist bunch of idiots. There was a weather guy on there a short while ago who was being very practical stating all of the facts in a very rational manner. I thought, "How odd," and I actually looked to see what channel I was watching. Sure enough, when he tossed it back to the anchor, she asked the weather guy, and I swear this is what she asked, if it wasn't true that all of the bodies buried above ground will float around the city after the storm carrying horrible disease? And, also, wouldn't there be a rabies epidemic from all of the animals, raccoons and such, that live in the wooded areas that surround the city?

Did I mention that I hate Fox News?

17 comments:

Jen T. (that's me) said...

Shep Smith is insane to be riding the storm out in a hotel in The Quarter.

I hate Fox News, too.

Rowe said...

heh. wish i'd seen it.

Sean from DocintheBox said...

Hah hah damn missed it, stay safe out there.

Ben said...

yea, MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, and ABC don't do that at all... it's only the evil Fox News...

Jack said...

It's not just Fox. AP has the same idea:

"When Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans on Monday, it could turn one of America's most charming cities into a vast cesspool tainted with toxic chemicals, human waste and even coffins released by floodwaters from the city's legendary cemeteries."

Etc.

Dick said...

Have you noticed that in the past 10 years or so every time a hurricane is forecast for Louisiana or Mississippi, the networks always go to New Orleans? I can't blame them. I mean, New Orleans or Morgan City? That's a hard one.

I'm also glad I only have the very basic cable so I no longer receive Fox News. They just kind of tick me off, for some reason.

Dana said...

I saw so many people with small children on the beaches in Mississippi and Alabama. What were they thinking? I can understand if they want to risk their lives, but their kids? Stupid!

I feel so sorrowful for New Orleans. I can't imagine it changing and I hope the damage won't be as bad as they are saying.

Laurie said...

Jen - I haven't heard anything from Shep since the incident. Supposedly, he ran out of battery power. Odd, don't you think?

Rowe - It was pretty damn hilarious.

Sean - I'm in Beaumont, Texas but my heart is in New Orleans.

Ben - You are absolutely correct. However, I think Fox is the worst of the lot of them.

Wang Chi - Of course, the AP (and all of the other media)is going to pick up on the most gruesome facts they can find. Not that it isn't true though.

Dick - Absolutely. Every time a hurricane comes into the Gulf, they talk about what would happen in New Orleans. We know all the stories and possibilities far too well.

Dana - The people make the city so I'm sure it will bounce back. It has before.

Jack said...

It looks like The Big Easy once again gave the Grim Reaper the slip.

To paraphrase Bismarck, it seems that God has a special providence for drunks, fools and the city of New Orleans.

Redundant, but true.

Danno said...

Most news reporters are bottom feeders. I was watching the reports today, by these idiots standing out in the winds (doing quite a bit of acting as well; a quick step to the left, grabs the hood on his rain slicker), they are almost gleeful; they're speaking as if they're reporting a football game. I hate the news, with their fake emotion, I think they're secretly happy with tragedy.
My heart goes out to everyone affected.

Laurie said...

Wang Chi - That's great! It does make you wonder doesn't it?

Danno - I totally agree with you. If you don't watch the Daily Show, you should catch it tonight. I'm sure they'll be having a field day with the press coverage of the storm.

Donna said...

I hate Fox News, too. And I'm so relieved to read that you are OK. (For some reason, I thought Beaumont was in Mississippi! Glad you're in Texas!)

Laurie said...

Donna - I'm glad I'm in Texas, too. Of course, I'm right on the coast so we're always in danger of the same thing happening here.

Anonymous said...

I have to post this anonymously, because I posed the same question a couple of days ago to another blogger and they haven't stopped sending me hate emails yet...

I just want to know why you were watching Fox News if you hate it so much?

Laurie said...

Anonymous - I think that's a logical question. The first reason is that I was at my sister's house and she doesn't hate it and she likes Shep Smith. The second reason is that I flip around to all the news channels to get all the different perspectives on things and the third reason is that, when something like this hurricane happens, I want as much information as I can get. You don't have to post anonymously here. I won't cyber-stalk you. :)

Zina said...

You gave a detailed account of how I watch the news....sometimes the family ties come out in the strangest way.

Laurie said...

Zina - I got all of my new watching technique from Grandpa Ransonette. :)