Stue Burguiere laughs on "The Glenn Beck Program." (TheBlaze)
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Pat Gray, Stu Burguiere and Jeff Fisher, all co-hosts of The Glenn Beck Radio Program, took the media — especially Fox News — to task Friday about their reporting on Hurricane Matthew.
While recognizing the hurricane as something very serious, TheBlaze hosts accused the media of being hyperbolic about the storm, even cartoonish in nature about its descriptions.
“There is no doubt this is a deadly, very powerful, dangerous hurricane,” Gray said. “But the coverage so far — is it just me? It’s crazy. It is crazy. Listen to this.”
Gray then played audio of Fox News’ Shepard Smith describing the seriousness of the storm:
See this: Melbourne, Daytona Beach, all the way up to Jacksonville, this (hurricane) moves 20 miles to the west and you and everyone you know are dead. All of you. Because you can’t survive it. It’s not possible. Unless you’re very, very lucky.
And your kids die, too.
Smith also said, “As hundreds of thousands of people try to get out of harm’s way, I’ll speak with somebody who flat out refuses to leave. And I’ll ask her why she’s staying, and if she expects us to cover her funeral.”
Watch the clip and let us know what you think in the poll:
Do you agree with TheBlaze hosts? Are many media reports over-the-top dramatic in their Hurricane Matthew coverage?
No. The storm is being accurately reported on.
Yes. Many media are hyperbolic. It's a shame.
Yes. Many media are hyperbolic but it's necessary so people will take action.
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