September 18, 2005
I got a big smile when I heard these evacuees on the radio Friday night. I'm glad Newsbusters
got the story online. (And I'm thrilled with Hawkins' Conservative Grapevine, where I often find such gems.):
ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials.
Not one of the six people interviewed on camera had a bad word for Bush -- despite Reynolds' best efforts.
Go read the transcript and see how bamboozled Reynolds was that these evacuees have faith in our president.
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I watched that as well and was smiling the entire time. It was great to see the media run up against reality and have their warped ideas get a beating. Right after the hurricane I saw two different networks try to get experts on the climate to agree that global warming was causing an increase in the number and severity of hurricanes. On both occasions it was pretty contentious as the talking head kept asking "but, isn't it true that..." and the scientist would reply "absolutely not, that is the most ridiculous thing I have heard."
Posted by: Cerberus at September 18, 2005 05:15 PM (nzIoS)
It's nice to see things like that happen from time to time...
The federal response to Katrina while flawed, seems to be better coordinated than the one we saw from the state/local leaders in Louisiana. Ray Nagin doesn't know whether to cr@p or wind his watch at this point...
"C'mon back to New Orleans...I'm opening the Quarter."
"Mandatory evacuation due to Hurricane Rita!"
Maybe it would be best to wait until the hurricane season was over AND the levee systems are completely inspected and repaired before bringing anyone back to New Orleans...unless they intend on working side by side with the folks that were trying to bring the city back to life.
See you on the high ground.
Posted by: MajorDad1984 at September 25, 2005 10:45 AM (tdEnf)
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