Friday, July 08, 2005

Brit Hume, Man of Compassion

During Fox News' coverage of the July 7 London bombings, host Shepard Smith had this exchange with Washington managing editor Brit Hume:

SMITH: Some of the things you might expect to happen, for instance, a drop in the stock market and some degree of uncertainty across this country -- none of that really seen today, and I wonder if the timing of it -- that it happened in the middle of the night and we were able to get a sense of the grander scheme of things -- wasn't helpful in all this.

HUME: Well, maybe. The other thing is, of course, people have -- you know, the market was down. It was down yesterday, and you know, you may have had some bargain-hunting going on. I mean, my first thought when I heard -- just on a personal basis -- when I heard there had been this attack and I saw the futures this morning, which were really in the tank, I thought, "Hmmm, time to buy." Others may have thought that as well.


* Thanks to mediamatters.org

9 Comments:

Blogger Skarr said...

I think it's reflective of human nature... Line your pockets first, then think of the others.

All disasters attract people from every walk of life - some sympathize, some help and well, some profit!

11:46 AM  
Blogger Kav said...

well, at least he was honest.

12:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL, Kav

1:10 PM  
Blogger Shadow said...

Put yourself in the shoes of a family member of a victim. Or just imagine a British journalist saying that after 9/11. Then think about the right wing battlecry of "culture of life." Any way you look at it, it was a disgusting comment.

2:20 PM  
Blogger Art Green said...

If you all wanted to be honest about it, Smith asked him a question about the stock market. Hume said that was his first reaction to the stock market going down, not his first reaction to the attacks.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Michael said...

Agreed, art. But it does smack just a little of war profiteering doesn't it? And in that light it is part of a larger pattern with Republicans (politicians and contracting companies, anyway). Also Hume is an empty husk of a human being.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

Britt Hume is the scum of the Earth. We really didn't need confirmation of that.

11:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Art, you are correct, but that will not keep the people on here from screaching about how evil Brit Hume and Fox News are. The reality is exactly as you described, he was asked a question in regards to the how the terrorist bombings in London had affected futures prices, and horror of all horrors, he answered the question.

10:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And it won't stop conservatives from defending each and every word out of Hume's mouth.

12:27 PM  

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