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Fox Can't Hide From The Ugly Truth This Time

Reported by Deborah - August 31, 2005

Brit Hume reported in his most pompous and accusatory tone that Cindy Sheehan said that Bush's environmental policies caused Katrina and the National Guard should be here instead of Iraq helping the people suffering in Louisiana and Mississippi. Then Shepard Smith on Fox Report showed viewers what the survivors of this catastrophe were really enduring and it was clear that we do need our National Guard right here. 8/31/05

Shepard Smith was out on a I-10 where throngs of weary, soaked, dehydrated, starved and homeless people had gathered. These people trudged and swam through sewage filled water to reach this elevated and dry roadway where they had heard they might find help.

One man was walking out of knee deep water with a child on his back when Smith approached him. He said that he had been pulling people from the water all night. Another woman was furious and was demanding that someomeone bring help and two obviously exhausted men emerged from the water begging for a dry place to put their heads. All of these people were left to bake in the 90 degree heat and humidity without shelter, water, food or hope that the nightmare would end.

Smith tried to interview a policeman who just kept walking away from the camera with his head turned away. He refused to tell Smith anything or give these people an ounce of hope or direction. It is not his fault. He's obviously overworked and in need of help.

comment: Maybe Brit Hume should leave his air conditioned studio and sit for hours in the hot sun soaked in sewage with a throat cracked from thirst. When the night came and the mosquitos started to bite and he thought about the clean bed in his home which was now under water, he might wonder if the National Guard belonged in Iraq or at home easing the suffering.

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