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NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery #158577
04/08/2018 08:27 AM
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Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: BoatDrinks2] #158584
04/08/2018 10:21 AM
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When did the USVI capture and annex Jost? Is Foxy now a US citizen? Fake news?

Just kiddin'! This is a nice, positive story. Thanks for the link.

Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: BoatDrinks2] #158589
04/08/2018 11:59 AM
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Good story

Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: aarpskier] #158596
04/08/2018 01:36 PM
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Yeah...thought the same thing. Clearly the reporter wanted a Painkiller...so she headed to BVI. Ha!

Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: BoatDrinks2] #158598
04/08/2018 02:18 PM
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When the reporter doesn't mention that the video features a location and a person from the BVI, one must wonder about the validity of the rest of the newscast.

Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: BoatDrinks2] #158601
04/08/2018 03:09 PM
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Par for NBC. Fake news for sure.
If they can't report basic facts straight, how can one trust anything they say?
I don't.


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I spent my money on booze, broads, and boats...the rest I wasted.
Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: jphart] #158603
04/08/2018 03:49 PM
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Just sloppy, very sloppy, but probably not deceitful. When I was a reporter for CNN I did a " standup" at MGM in Culver City and signed off .."Malcolm Boyes, CNN Hollywood". Because it was not actually Hollywood I was sent back to redo it..I guess times have changed.

Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: Manpot] #158612
04/08/2018 10:03 PM
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I watched again. In fairness to Stephanie, the caption on the video itself says "Virgin Islands", while the headline in the accompanying blurb says "US Virgin Islands." As Manpot says, sloppy for sure, but not deceitful. All in all, it is a pretty positive story considering everything else that is going on in the world.

Turns out there are at least three versions of Ms. Ruhle's footage, ostensibly made while she was on vacation with her family. In addition to the OP's link to the short version included in Lester Holt's nightly news, there is this slightly longer (2 minute) MSNBC version:

https://www.msnbc.com/stephanie-ruh...y-in-the-us-virgin-islands-1204382275869

and then this even longer (3 minute) MSNBC version

https://www.msnbc.com/velshi-ruhle/...overy-since-hurricane-irma-1204468803985

Bottom line: Ms. Ruhle's heart seems to be in the right place, but NBC's geographic intelligence level is not high.

Last edited by aarpskier; 04/08/2018 10:28 PM.
Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: BoatDrinks2] #158622
04/09/2018 09:37 AM
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I once met a man who asked me where was my home.
I responded America.
To which he said, Me Too! I live in Brazil. What part of America do you live in?
…the United States of America

The audio does say US Virgin Islands
The graphic shows Virgin Islands
I do no think Irma gave sh_ _ what flag was flying!

I just so happy the healing has begun!

Many of the returning tourist have and are still sharing their love of the VI with efforts of reconstruction.
And the media is reporting that Government, nonprofits, and regular people can function as team to get something done.
Because surely none of three can do it alone, and there are plenty examples of that.

Both painkillers and bushwackers are too sweet for me.
I will take a dark tonic, and then the true debate over the VI can be began - Cruzan or Pusser’s.
I raise my glass to all three groups under two flags – Job well done! – There is more to do!
Less than 48 hours and it will be wheels up headed for the VI (our work gloves are packed).

Last edited by TomB; 04/09/2018 09:45 AM.

Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: TomB] #158627
04/09/2018 10:18 AM
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Nicely said..thanks..Laura, customsailingshirts, had some great US/BVI United shirts made up..

Re: NBC Nightly News story - Island Recovery [Re: Manpot] #158654
04/09/2018 08:17 PM
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Well the long and short of it is NBC's story was running short so they had to throw in Foxy to fill in for the extra time.
Foxy !!? you saved an almost defunct news channel once again 👍


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