The Internet is ablaze with commentary and outrage over Pat Robertson‘s comments today blaming yesterday’s earthquake on a “pact to the devil” made by Haitians. Fox News anchor Shepard Smith aired the viral clip, and reminded viewers why he is so popular through his admonishment of Robertson, sternly saying “they don’t need that.”
Robertson’s offending quote continued “And so the devil said, ‘OK, it’s a deal,'” Robertson said. “And they kicked the French out, the Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after the other, desperately poor.”
Coming out of the clip Smith concluded his show by summing up Robertson’s comment thusly:
“‘They turned to the devil.’
The people of Haiti have been used and abused by their government over the years. They have dealt with unthinkable tragedy over the years, day in and day out. And were in the middle of a crisis that the Western Hemisphere has not seen in my lifetime. And 700 miles east of Miami, hundreds and thousands of desperate human beings need our help, our support, our money and our love.
And they don’t need that.”
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