Not What They Were Looking For

Following President Bush’s address to the nation from New Orleans last night, ABC News had reporter Dean Reynolds stationed in a parking lot with several Hurricane Katrina evacuees. The setup was obvious — Reynolds expected the evacuees to be frustrated with Bush, and this was the time for them to vent. This was obvious even from the first question:

“I’d like to get the reaction of Connie London who spent several horrible hours at the Superdome. You heard the President say repeatedly that you are not alone, that the country stands beside you. Do you believe him?”

Reynolds didn’t get the answer he was looking for — from any of the respondents. He got responses like this:

Reynolds: “Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?”

London: “No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in. They should have been on their jobs.”

Go read the entire transcript and watch the video now at Newsbusters. Dean Reynolds looked like he had been struck out been struck out looking by Nolan Ryan.