WASHINGTON: A Fox News’ coverage of Hurricane Matthew, has sparked outrage after one if its anchor got a little carried away with state warnings on the hurricane.
“Hurricane Matthew has already killed thousands in Haiti, it’s travelling north onto the continental United States”.
Shep Smith was trying to convince residents of Florida in the hurricane’s path to follow the orders of the state’s governor and evactuate.
Valiant as this is, his attempts have been somewhat overzealous.
In one instance he gave this extreme message to viewers:
This moves 20 miles to the west, and you and everyone you know are dead. All of you. Because you can’t survive it…. And your kids die too.
In another moment Smith shows footage of a house in Haiti being torn apart by the wind. He remarked that the occupant did not evacuate.