Tuesday, September 27, 2005

After the Storm......

Ok, I am trying to get up to speed here. Here are the most mind boggling things I have found so far:

rita (4.00 / 2)
i am watching cnn and it is 100 percent rita...even though it is a little wind and a little rain...it is bad, but there are other things going on in this country today...and in the world!!!!
CindySheehan on Sat Sep 24th, 2005 at 06:29:15 PDT via LGF

Whaatttt???? I shake my head in wonder. Just a bit of wind and rain, that's all. GEEZE!!!! Did ya''ll see Cindy being happily (practically giddy, no lie) carried out by police from her protest? I guess she figured this way she was SURE to overtake the coverage of the 2 biggest hurricanes to hit th U.S. in recent history. I mean, come on...what's more important here???

Next we have this:

"The New Orleans Times-Picayune on Monday described inflated body counts, unverified "rapes," and unconfirmed sniper attacks as among examples of "scores of myths about the dome and Convention Center treated as fact by evacuees, the media and even some of New Orleans' top officials."Indeed, Mayor C. Ray Nagin told a national television audience on "Oprah" three weeks ago of people "in that frickin' Superdome for five days watching dead bodies, watching hooligans killing people, raping people." via latimes.com

The overwhelming desire of the media to overplay and over dramatize a already hugely dramatic story was pathetic and all in the msm should be ashamed.

And then we have this:

Dan Rather whines about bloggers who unraveled the "memogate" story:

"There are other bloggers, and I'll go ahead and say it, that some of the quote, 'mainstream press' seemed to take, if not delight in our dilemma, uh, they picked up pretty quickly on those bloggers who were partisan politically affiliated and/or had ideological axe to grind with us," Rather said."And instead of saying, well they've raised these questions, for example, about the documents, are these questions true? Next thing I know, they were in mainstream newspapers, and away it went."

Let me get this straight. He is mad because MSM newspapers went with a PROVEN story of faked documents during a presidential election???? What is the world coming to?? via newsbusters


Remember when the Chicago Sun-Times, Richard Roeper called Jefferson Parish, LA president Aaron Broussard's tearful outburst, shown September 4th on Meet the Press, "One of the defining media moments of all the hurricane [Katrina] coverage?" Remember how it turned out to be all an emotional lie? Just an easy way to make the government look bad and Bush look worse.

Crooks and Liars makes the argument that Russert re-interviewed Broussard and demanded the truth to appease the rightwing. Which is such a joke!! Like Russert would EVER do anything to appease the right. This guy gets out of bed every morning on the left side, if you know what I mean. He does do a better job than most left leaning journalists to report fairly though, which is why he was so ticked off about the Broussard lie.

Crooks and Liars thinks it is "insensitive" and "callous" to DARE to fact check during a catastrophe. PLEASE! When the left is doing everything in it's power to lay blame at Bush's feet instead of the local (Democrat) government, where most of the blame does lie, then your damn straight we are going to fact check it. Especially when it is deemed "The defining moment" of the the Hurricane.

Do I think this man just made a mistake in the emotional horror he was experiencing? Yes. Do I think he was using it for poltitical purposes? No. Do I think the leftwing media used it as such? You're damned right they did. And we just aren't going to let them get away with it anymore.

Let me tell you what went right in Hurricane Rita. When the local government said to get the hell out, WE DID. Do you not think there would have been massive amounts of injury and death if we hadn't? The lower half of Louisiana was practically empty, where most of the damage occurred. Galveston, where it was suppose to hit, was completely evacuated. To be fair, we did have Katrina to scare us into it. But it did prove that the local government is the one who is responsible for getting people prepared in an emergency and for first responders afterwards. Period. The people in Mississippi and Alabama seemed to understand that during Katrina.

To us bloggers, it hasn't been as much about placing blame, as it was defending reports that were clearly false and put out there for the sole purpose of making Bush look bad. I have never seen anything like it. I hope to never it see it again. But I know I will.