Thanks Shoshana for pointing that out to me. I appreciated your post.
There was an ABC News reporter trying desperately to get the victims of Katrina in the Astrodome to criticize Bush after his speech, and the folks won't do it! I'm not shocked but ABC sure was and surely Dean Reynolds as he poked and prodded evacuees with leading questions.
Katrina Victims Praise Bush
Not one of the six people interviewed on camera had a bad word for Bush -- despite Reynolds' best efforts. Reynolds goaded: "Was there anything that you found hard to believe that he said, that you thought, well, that's nice rhetoric, but, you know, the proof is in the pudding?" Brenda Marshall answered, "No, I didn't," prompting Reynolds to marvel to anchor Ted Koppel: "Very little skepticism here."
Reynolds pressed another woman: "Did you feel that the President was sincere tonight?" She affirmed: "Yes, he was." Reynolds soon wondered who they held culpable for the levee breaks. Unlike the national media, London did not blame supposed Bush-mandated budget cuts: "They've been allocated federal funds to fix the levee system, and it never got done. I fault the mayor of our city personally. I really do."
Guess you can drag the folks out of the comfort of A/C, make them sit in the heat and the humidity with the bugs, to watch the President speak but you can't make them criticize Bush on demand.
Edited by RuReddy1, 17 September 2005 - 10:26 PM.