Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Blame the media redux:

2 posts down the page I point out the President seriously trying to blame the press in regards to the federal response to the Hurricane. There is another point that must be made in this regard.

The original -question- that Bush responded to must be taken in context. The end of the previous answer and the question that follows are: Bush: "But yeah, I'm relying upon good people. That's why Admiral Allen is here. He's good man. He can do the job. That's why General Honore is here. And so when I come into a briefing, I don't tell them what to do. They tell me the facts on the ground, and my question to them is, do you have what you need.
Q Did they misinform you when you said that no one anticipated the breach of the levees?"

What is Bushes reply? He was paying attention to (nonexistent) reports from the media that New Orleans had dodged a bullet? So he evidently was not actually taking advice from the experts around him regarding the levies, but was relying on the same media he intentionally denigrates and misleads on a daily basis for his information regarding the ongoing disaster? This actually is the worst natural disaster to ever happen in our nations history and the President would have us believe he went on Good Morning America and spouted absolute horse pucky regarding the levies, because he heard it from (nonexistent) media reports, and evidently was not paying attention to the people he installed to deal with the problem! I'm having a hard time wrapping my mind around this one. Actually... it simply is unbelievable. I'll chalk this up to another 'fact' Bush just pulled out of his butt on the spur of the moment, and wonder when oh when will we ever be rid of this buffoon?

Our local newspaper (San Diego Union Tribune) reported that New Orleans had been spared. It wasn't until a day after the storm that the media picked up on the fact that the city was filling up faster than the pumps could empty it. The reports you call "nonexistant" were quite prevalent.
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