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did anyone watch Letterman last night, and the interview with Shepard Smith?

for those of you that don't know who Shepard Smith is (i didn't before watching letterman), i guess he was the first reporter down IN nola when it all happened, that he stayed with those people on the freeway and was one of thee first people to be reporting about people being stranded with nowhere to go, etc. the things he said during the interview saddened me.

i also noticed that letterman kept trying to goad him into saying the president was a jerk and handled things horridly. i noticed the MASSIVE jab at dubya during the top ten list.

seems like people are becoming more and more vocal about how much they detest that man.

anyway.

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eternitywaiting
Sep. 6th, 2005 11:11 pm (UTC)
People are just getting ridiculous about the Bush-hating. I mean, I'm hardly his biggest fan, but it made me kind of ill when I was at school today and saw that someone had scrawled their car with "DROWN BUSH!" and other such sentiments. Are these people seriously fucked up enough to celebrate the death of our president? I mean, they can't be Cheney fans, so do they just want to assasinate everyone in line for the white house until all Republicans are dead? Ugh....
aubkabob
Sep. 4th, 2006 06:41 pm (UTC)
cheney scares me way more than bush does. and i guess bush doesn't really SCARE me overly much, he just makes me want to.... i dunno. shake something furiously.
jenniffer
Sep. 6th, 2005 11:12 pm (UTC)
What I think is bad is the one's who say he's doing such a horrible job are trying to goad other people into saying it too...
greenminions
Sep. 6th, 2005 11:18 pm (UTC)
I think a lot of people are taking it too far regarding the hurricane. I think both the federal and local governments involved had a hand in the relief efforts being too slow and not enough.
geminigirl
Sep. 7th, 2005 12:04 am (UTC)
I can't disagree, but I still place the larger share of the blame on the federal government, in no small part due to the fact that the current presidential administration has destroyed FEMA, moving them into the Department of Homeland Security, reducing their disaster preparedness function to 25%, and placing the leadership of the agency under someone who hasn't got the qualifications to do it. There's no question that FEMA is going to play a significant role in any future 9-11 like attacks, but really, the likelihood of a fire, flood, tornado or hurricane is almost certainly greater than a terrorist attack. FEMA was almost entirely revamped under the Clinton Administration, to make it an effective response tool under competent leadership-something it really hadn't been previously. The current Bush administration has really reversed a lot of the progress that FEMA had made.

My feelings on that are entirely unrelated to my feelings about the Bush administration in general. FEMA has an ongoing and important function, their services are in demand annually, and it should be a cabinet level agency on it's own, not under the ageis of Homeland Security.
greenminions
Sep. 7th, 2005 12:06 am (UTC)
Yeah, FEMA is certainly a mess. I would like to see a disaster organization that is solely for hurricane prone areas.
a_muse_d
Sep. 7th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
hear, here.
operatic
Sep. 7th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
Well said!
aubkabob
Sep. 4th, 2006 06:42 pm (UTC)
oh how i love your icon.
geminigirl
Sep. 4th, 2006 07:54 pm (UTC)
I have no idea where I got it from, so if you want to use it, I think it's probably fine.
aubkabob
Sep. 12th, 2006 06:24 pm (UTC)
awesome. we can be like sisters!
chasing
Sep. 6th, 2005 11:54 pm (UTC)
shephard smith is fairly right wing, so i can't imagine he'd be easily goaded into slamming bush.
griffxx
Sep. 7th, 2005 12:05 am (UTC)
The most shocking to me is that people are already trying to use the tragedy for political debate already - I don't care what 'side' you're on.

I mean, you have crap like this happening, you have to save the arguments for later.
aubkabob
Sep. 4th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
absolutely. there's always time for that crap once things are resolved. a year later, and things are still beyond not even close to being resolved.
thomsirveaux
Sep. 7th, 2005 12:35 am (UTC)
Thank goodness more of the news media is finally calling a spade a spade instead of kowtowing to Bush at every corner.
aubkabob
Sep. 4th, 2006 06:43 pm (UTC)
makes me wonder what in the world the 2008 election is going to be like.
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aubkabob
Sep. 12th, 2006 06:25 pm (UTC)
how lovely things are nowadays.
halloaaryn
Sep. 7th, 2005 05:22 am (UTC)
stillthinking
Sep. 7th, 2005 05:33 pm (UTC)
"Bush haters find ways to blame President Bush. Hurricane Katrina? Bush haters have pointed their fingers at global warming, the war on terror, the Bush tax cuts, the national dependence on oil—and in every category, Bush is the root of the evil. Forget nature. George W. Bush is more powerful." —Debra Saunders
belenen
Sep. 12th, 2005 04:15 pm (UTC)
You know what's really funny? These idiots who act like 'FINALLY the media is hating on Bush' as if the media wasn't flaming liberal (in general) already. Good grief. Fuckers.

And blaming the hurricane on Bush? It's almost enough to make me want to do a political post. Louisiana has been given INCREASING amounts of money for their seawall etc. upkeep, and since they chose not to spend it on the seawall but instead on other projects, the seawall broke. Had it not, those who lived in NO would most likely be back in their homes now.

Willfully stupid people really piss me off. Do some damn research instead of believing the damn fucking yellow-journalism liberal MEDIA!!!
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