Hurricane Matthew may impact presidential election’s outcome

Fox News broadcaster Shepard Smith drew the ire of some TV viewers for a plainspoken warning to those who refused to evacuate prior to Hurricane Matthew making landfall when he said: “This storm will kill you ... it will kill your children, and it will kill your pets.” The clincher, for some critics, came when Smith said to those who chose to remain in their homes: “We (the media) will not cover your funerals and we will not feel sorry for you.” Tough words, yes, but any of us who have either covered strong hurricanes in the media or served as first responders know that Smith was trying to scare people straight about a monstrous storm.


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