Fox News' Shepherd Smith Attacks BP CEO for "Snotty Remarks" on America being a Litigious Society - Video 5/11/10
Here is video of Fox News' Shepherd Smith attacking remarks by BP CEO Tony Hayward as "beyond snotty." He was referring to Hayward saying in a newspaper interview that BP would be prepared to pay for "all legitimate claims" associated with the Gulf Oil Spill. When asked to define "legitimate" by a London Newspaper, Hayward apparently said:
"I could give you lots of examples. This is America - come on. We're going to have lots of illegitimate claims. We all know that."
Well, actually Hayward is right, unfortunately. There will be "illegitimate claims." There are those who live by President Obama's philosophy that every crisis is an opportunity. Those who are harmed by the spill and can prove it should be compensated. But the fact that the CEO of BP is aware that the United States has become a very litigious society is not "snotty." It's just a sad reality.