07/08/2005: Well, they do believe that greed is good....
Media Matters points out that Fox News' top anchorman, Brit Hume, gave us a glimpse into just how cynical, greedy and disgusting the right-wing's outlook on the world is:And Josh Marshall, commenting on Hume's "slip", makes another good point:"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.'"That's right - his first thought after hearing about the awful terrorist attack in London today wasn't "how tragic," or "let's say a prayer for the dead," or "how can I help the victims" - his first thought was, there was a terrorist attack, how can I personally profit off it? In fact, his impulse to use the bloodshed to make himself money was so intense, he actually voiced it on national television (FYI - in case you'd like to voice your displeasure, Brit's email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and his office number is 202-824-6300). [boldface in original --LRC]
- Fox News's Brit Hume, 7/7/05
Name me the major network news anchor who could survive having made such a comment as his first reaction to a major terrorist attack.
That is, one beside Brit Hume, who said it.
Len on 07.08.05 @ 11:42 AM CST