Usually the media is not called on exaggerating situations. If you just look at the currently political spectrum, how many ridiculous things are said that no one raises an eyebrow about (think _____ is just like Hitler)?
Unfortunately for CNN's Martin Savidge, sometimes people do get called on dumb comments.
While covering the return of the disabled Carnival cruise ship (that was stranded for five days without power or running water) to a dock in Mobile, Alabama, Savidge asked one of the passengers about the "isolation factor" they had all experienced, comparing it to Hurricane Katrina. Because five days without electricity is just like being stranded and having your life at risk during a dangerous hurricane, Martin.
"They never heard anything either," said Savidge, trying to explain his comment. "Your mind begins to race .... you think you're all alone. And of course, any rumor becomes solid fact."
The passenger, Rob Kenny, was not biting.
"Let's put that in perspective. I mean, Katrina was a major devastation. We're on a freaking cruise ship, and we're just out having a good time. ... That angle, I get it because it is just the isolation of communication but two different things. Two different things," Kenny awesomely said.
Good thing CNN hired a new PR head today, huh? To see video of Savidge in action, click here.