Anyone know how I can get a transcript of last night's (Friday's) Hannity and Colmes? I can't find it on the Faux News website. On the advice of Mrs. Thrillhous I tuned in to watch Bill O'Reilly, but apparently I haven't memorized the primetime lineup since H&C comes on at 10.
So I watched the top of the hour there anyway, wondering how the people starving to death (or dying of thirst or disease etc.) have only themselves to blame. They started with a live report from Shepard Smith, who looked like Martin Sheen in the beginning of Apocalypse Now. He was standing on Interstate 10 with a few thousand people. He talked about old people and babies sleeping on the asphalt. He didn't even attempt to spin it in a positive direction. Hannity tried to get some kind of positive quotes coming out of Smith, but he didn't bite at all. "When's help coming? It's on its way, right?" Smith just stared blankly at the camera. "I don't know. I just don't know."
Then they cut to Geraldo Rivera at the NO Convention Center. He was holding up babies (one 10 month old and one 15 month old) and pleading to let people out. Rivera had tears in his eyes at one point. Both Rivera and Smith reported that the National Guard is not allowing people to leave New Orleans. Both pleaded to the powers that be to let these people get the frak out of the city. (New Orleans is sounding more and more like Escape From New York.)
It must have been quite a shock for them to see real live suffering outside of the snuggly confines of the Upper East Side.
Never get off the goddamn boat.
UPDATE: Crooks and Liars has the video. Unbelievable. I can't believe this came across on Fox. (otto)