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Bill Hemmer Sensationalizing NYC Gas Leak

Reported by Janie - January 8, 2007 -

Moments ago on "Fox News Live", co-host Bill Hemmer reported on the gas odor that seems to be permeating New York City. According to Hemmer, "...people smelled natural gas all over New York City starting about two hours ago. About 9 o’clock this morning. They phoned 911, and absolutely overwhelmed the 911 system..."

But this sensational statement completely went against Mayor Bloomberg's statements at his press conference shortly before.

During Mayor Bloomberg's press conference this morning, Bloomberg specifically stated that there was a higher than usual amount of calls to 911, but nothing the city couldn't handle.

But in order to sensationalize the story and cause fear and panic, Hemmer claimed, without any basis or fact that the 911 system was "absolutely overwhelmed."