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Media Selectively Edits Chuck Schumer out of Sandy Victim's Pleas for Help

Media Selectively Edits Chuck Schumer out of Sandy Victim's Pleas for Help
LARRY O'CONNOR

You’ve all seen the video. A Staten Island resident pleading desperately for help and assistance. “We are gonna die here!” she screams, seemingly to a pool of TV cameras. This is the image CBS, MSNBC, and other news outlets showed you of Donna Solli begging for assistance:  

What you don’t see, what the media didn’t show you, was who she was really talking to. She wasn’t desperately begging the TV stations for help. She wasn’t begging a faceless bureaucrat from FEMA for help. Take a look who she was pleading with and complaining to for the lack of efficient delivery of much needed relief:  

That’s right.  New York Senator Charles Schumer was bearing the brunt of poor Ms. Solli’s anguish.  Only local network NY1 and CNNHLN’s website showed the full exchange. Take a look at how CBS News showed it this morning, beginning at the 1:12 mark:

Watch the entire exchange with Schumer’s response here:  

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