fireman held hostage

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Trigg, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Trigg
    Offline

    Trigg Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    Messages:
    774
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    midwest
    Ratings:
    +69
    Does anyone here have any information about the firemen and their families being held hostage by sniper fire? It was anounced on Fox a couple of housre ago but I haven't heard anything about the military contolling the situation.
     
  2. Annie
    Offline

    Annie Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2003
    Messages:
    50,847
    Thanks Received:
    4,644
    Trophy Points:
    1,790
    Ratings:
    +4,770
    I haven't been able to find anything by search engines, including searching FOX. :dunno:
     
  3. 8236
    Offline

    8236 VIP Member

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2004
    Messages:
    490
    Thanks Received:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    78
    Location:
    52.5 N 1.5 W
    Ratings:
    +73
    If it was announced on Fox it will be bound to be true.
     
  4. dilloduck
    Offline

    dilloduck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    53,240
    Thanks Received:
    5,552
    Trophy Points:
    1,850
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +6,403
    Knock off the lockstep, crap---I don't believe them to be perfect and I doubt most of it's other viewers do either.
     
  5. Trigg
    Offline

    Trigg Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2004
    Messages:
    774
    Thanks Received:
    69
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Location:
    midwest
    Ratings:
    +69
    I saw it run across the bottom of the screen. I suspect that they're blowing things out of proportion. After all they need something new to report every once in a while. That's why I was wondering if it had been reported anywhere else.

    They've also reported someone as saying 10,000 people could be dead. Which I think, and hope, is a gross exageration.
     
  6. MissileMan
    Offline

    MissileMan Senior Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,939
    Thanks Received:
    223
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +223
    The number is going to depend on how many people in the Gulfport/Biloxi area were stupid and ignored the evacuation order. That area looks like it was hit with a nuke.
     
  7. green lantern
    Offline

    green lantern Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2003
    Messages:
    127
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    michigan
    Ratings:
    +4
    i'm guessing by his/her rep points, he/she aint none to popular in these parts
     
  8. Democrat4Bush
    Offline

    Democrat4Bush Member

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    228
    Thanks Received:
    27
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Orlando
    Ratings:
    +27
    Has anyone else noticed an increasing trend among the 24 hour news stations to run with unconfirmed reports and rumors.

    I've been noticing more and more of it since the Iraq war began.
     
  9. dilloduck
    Offline

    dilloduck Diamond Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2004
    Messages:
    53,240
    Thanks Received:
    5,552
    Trophy Points:
    1,850
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Ratings:
    +6,403
    I think its a result of some real competion in the media to be the first to report a breaking story.
     

Share This Page