Friday, September 16, 2005

Hurricane Victims Praise Bush

I watched the President's speech last night, but unfortunately not on ABC, so I missed this. ABC sent reporter Dean Reynolds out to interview evacuees at the Astrodome and get their reactions to the speech...despite his probing for negative feelings (he was asking some very blatantly leading questions), ABC didn't get the anti-President reaction they seemed to be hoping for. Here's an excerpt (you can read the transcript/see the video here):
Reynolds: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?"
London: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in. They should have been on their jobs."
Reynolds: "And they weren't?"
London: "No, no, no, no. Lord, they wasn't. I mean, they had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people."

Oops...bummer, ABC.

1 comment:

K said...

Well, isn't it a shame that not everyone blames Bush for everything negative that happens?! Why can't the news every provoke positive remarks? I wish I could have seen that too. I don't get abc at home.