I never react re the majority swaying me pro or con - or if I do, I have another personal keel built over years.
I'm not privy to all the tv hoopla - and so might have passingly wondered the same thing as billrm if I had seen it in all its 'spread it thick with icky voices' glory.
But I didn't have to watch the programmed voices, except in video exerpts. (I say that as friend of two sometime anchors, who are quite normal in real life. They don't talk like that over lunch with long time friends - or not exactly like that cootie stuff at news hour, though I can read them in their readings, or could. as they're both retired.)
On Sully -
the man had a lot of expertise (see one of Butryflynet's links, which I read (or a similar one) early on, re his life outside of just flying the planes.
On me -
it is a simple delight to me that a person who had a grasp of conditions and the humanity to perceive the ramifications if only for milliseconds, acted well.
Simple delight, but intensive delight. I'm grateful, very grateful, to Sully, crew, boats, et al.
Not to tie this to family, but a sort of tie - my father was head of photo for the bikini bomb tests, 35,000 people under him if I remember, re tech, though don't trust me on that. He was in the plane that shot down into Baker. I think that was the first photo of its kind. Not sure who was the photographer on the plane, will have to look it up, if possible. Might have been John Craig, a colonel of Danger is My Business fame, back in the day. Not to attribute it to him, as I'm not sure, as I remember some other names.
Someone else in the plane sued the US (whatever) some decades later; I saw it as a squib in the LA Times - I assume that went nowhere.
I am highly anti bomb, but my father lived another life. That act was ******* brave.
Sully was brave.
So it goes.