The following message is quoted from the comments section on Interdictor’s blog. It was posted and confirmed by a handful of other people who have seen the show. Does anyone have a link to a recording of this episode and/or a transcript?
I got the following email message from a friend of mine in NYC dated 12:53 AM this morning:
Hello friends and family,
I have been glued to the TV and the most remarkable thing just happened on the news.
The same old news story repeated on every single new show at the top of the hour, the manufactured happy ending stories, the spin, cut to commercial.
But then it happened – back to back in the middle of a Hannity and Colmes episode – Live, one reporter who has been reporting for days in New Orleans, got angry, pleaded to the camera in desperation THAT THE GOVERNMENT LOCKED IN PEOPLE IN THE HELLISH CONVENTION CENTER, SET UP CHECK POINTS, AND IS REFUSING TO LET PEOPLE LEAVE THE CITY. He was dumbfounded, responding to a dismissive Colmes, the reporter getting more forceful, HOW DIRE THE SITUATION WAS – right now.
Colmes snydely cuts to Hiraldo Rivera, who is also clearly deeply upset, holding an infant, next to a calm mother who lost her twins – Giraldo asks the camera to pan in closer on the baby and him, and he forcefully also pleads to the camera, also live in New Orleans, PEOPLE, THIS IS WHAT IT IS ABOUT, THIS IS AMERICA, THERE IS NO SUGAR COATING, HELP THESE PEOPLE, HELP THESE PEOPLE, NOW.
Cut to Colmes, and to recycling news clips of the day – cut to commercial.
Cut to Hannity, and to recycling news clips of the day – cut to commercial
AS IF THESE TWO REPORTERS COMMENTS NEVER HAPPENED.
Two pleading reporters at the dead of night reporting the actual news,
PLEADING FOR THESE PEOPLE’S LIVES, AND THEN -
COMPLETELY IGNORED BY THEIR OWN NETWORK FOR REPORTING REALITY.
Cut to commercial.