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Saturday, September 3, 2005
WND: Emotions Are Bad
Topic: WorldNetDaily
The cries for help issued by Fox News correspondents didn't go over well with WorldNetDaily.

A Sept. 3 WND article appeared to be mocking Geraldo Rivera for getting emotional as he reported from New Orleans during an episode of "Hannity & Colmes." The headline reads, "Sobbing Geraldo: Let the people go!" According to the article, Rivera "was filled with tears in his eyes and his voice fluttered with sorrow as he made an on-air plea to authorities to allow the estimated 30,000 storm victims at the center to be allowed to move to a safer, cleaner area."

The article later quotes what it claims were Fox viewers actually mocking Rivera, but it doesn't say where exactly those quotes came from, so there's no way of verifying the authenticity of these quotes. That sort of anonymous, unverifiable reporting suggests the point of the article was to smear Rivera.

The article also goes after Fox News anchor Shepard Smith, who is also in New Orleans, claiming his "Hannity & Colmes" report had an "excited negative tone."

WND offers no advice as to the proper way Smith should have reported the desperate situation of the New Orleans refugees without involving any icky emotions.

Posted by Terry K. at 12:14 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, September 5, 2005 2:27 PM EDT

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