Now here is a rant that would make Keith Olbermann jump up and shout “Hallelujah”
After BP’s CEO Tony Hayward told a British reporter “It’s a relatively small leak compared to the volume of water in the gulf” and “Come on, this is America, there will be frivolous lawsuits.”.
Yeah, cause what’s a few hundred million gallons of oil in the gulf? It’s like saying, “So there is some urine in your tea, it’s still tea! Drink up!”
And thus begins Shep Smith in the smartest smackdown you may ever witness.
More, and transcript, below the fold
Mr. Hayward, that Gulf is the source of life for millions upon million of people, and plants, and other creatures on this earth. Jobs are lost, beaches and birds are tarred, fisheries are closed, tourists are canceling, economies are threatened, and people from Florida to Texas are in some cases concerned for their very livelihoods, and you speak of ‘comparative volume’?
Mr. Hayward, British Petroleum has caused the proud people of the Gulf Region great pain. If you think your statements on this subject are helping your company’s cause — you are wrong. And if you think the people of the Gulf Region and the rest of America will take lying down without a fight a poorly handled aftermath of what your company has done to our Gulf and our people – you are horribly mistaken.
Our water is now polluted, our coast is now soiled, our fish and our turtles and our shrimp and our oysters are now harmed. Many of our people are now out of a job, and eleven hardworking men and women are dead from the explosion on the rig that carried your company’s name. Remember that Mr. Hayward? We do. On your watch, these are extremely difficult times for us litigious Americans. At least act like you care.
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In an even toned, non slanted comment, Shep Smith of Fox News chews up the CEO of BP and spits him out. There was no hyperbole, no pro oil spin as Fox pundits are wont to use, nothing other than the truth. I am amazed to write these words, but the truth has been spotted on Fox News, and it is lonely and scared, but safe in the arms of the stalwart professionalism of Shep Smith.
Of course, this ranks behind Shep’s all time classic of ” We do not F%$&ing torture!!! ”
But it sure does feel good to see the truth in action, doesn’t it?
So cheers to you, Shep Smith. You have my deepest respect tonight for providing the only truth and “fair and balanced” reporting to be found on Fox News.
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Crossposted at The Progressive Electorate.com