September 28, 2005
"I've got a report of 200 bodies in the Dome," [Louisiana National Guard Col. Thomas] Beron recalls the doctor saying.Dean Esmay is losing his mind over this. And rightly so.
The real total was six, Beron said.
Of those, four died of natural causes, one overdosed and another jumped to his death in an apparent suicide, said Beron, who personally oversaw the turning over of bodies from a Dome freezer, where they lay atop melting bags of ice. State health department officials in charge of body recovery put the official death count at the Dome at 10, but Beron said the other four bodies were found in the street near the Dome, not inside it. Both sources said no one had been killed inside.
September 27, 2005
Here's the truth. Many black people were harmed by Katrina because of where they lived relative to the path of the hurricane and the location of their neighborhoods below sea level and their refusal or inability to obey the mandatory evacuation orders for New Orleans. This is not racism. This is a matter of geography, weather patterns, and poverty or confusion. It has nothing to do with purposeful mistreatment of blacks by whites. Poverty and confusion, certainly big factors here, were in no sense caused by white mistreatment of blacks unless it was white mistreatment of blacks that ended many decades ago.In this country, you come to expect such race-baiting from certain so-called "leaders" in the African-American community such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton. But the biggest revelation of this non-story is that it shows just how far the mainstream media is willing to go to distort the news with their own beliefs and attitudes.
As soon as the rescue effort started -- and although it was tardy, it was just as tardy for whites and Hispanics as it was for blacks -- the main story was whites by the thousands hurrying to New Orleans to rescue blacks from rooftops, from evacuation centers, from hospitals, from old folks' homes. The rescue effort was totally and utterly colorblind. The idea that blacks in New Orleans were left to suffer while whites in Mississippi or Alabama were treated royally is simply fantasy. Whites suffered too, and yes, they were often helped by blacks.
September 21, 2005
And thus, a new catchphrase was born.
UPDATE: Slublog updates the WWII guy poster and a variation from Ace of Spades. The more this catches on, the more pissed off the media is going to get.
September 20, 2005
However, poor Dan is now pushing his corporate conspiracy theories to explain why he couldn't get away with making wild accusations of a sitting President based on fabricated "evidence" even he agrees is suspect. Of course, in sticking to his Bush TANG story, Rather claims that even though the proof is fake the story is accurate.
Yeah, OK Dan. You just stick to your guns there. You see, Dan thinks he was merely hung out to dry by the powers that be because they couldn't take the heat. Addressing the Fordham Univ. School of Law in Manhattan, he spoke wistfully of the good old days of broadcast news.
"There was a connection between the leadership and the led . . . a sense of, 'we're in this together,"' Rather said. It's not that the then-leadership of CBS wasn't interested in shareholder value and profits, Rather said, but they also saw news as a public service. Rather said he knew very little of the intense pressure to remove him in the early 1970s because of his bosses' support.Don't worry, Dan. The leadership and the "journalists" of the MSM are still in cahoots. It's just that you so profoundly lost your credibility last September, your bosses understood there was no getting it back.
September 16, 2005
Reynolds asked Connie London: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?" She rejected the premise: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in." She pointed out: "They had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people."Sorry guys. Keep looking...
September 15, 2005
WTF is this all about? I mean, it would at least be somewhat interesting if he had written: "Condi, cover for me. I have to go heave a Havana!" or something crude like that.
But this makes the Reuters wire?
September 14, 2005
My favorite part is the first two sentences.
I hate spending time in hospitals and nursing homes. I find them to be some of the most depressing places on earth.Based on her recent output since Bush was re-elected, I would have thought that she considers her own office to be the most depressing place on earth.
September 13, 2005
However it's sister station, KSCO, which broadcasts Rush Limbaugh's show, is virtually SOLD OUT of its available ad time.
Limbaugh suggested Zwerling change his strategy towards looking for donors rather than sponsors:
"I think this is the lesson for all of you who wish to show some sort of financial revenue income by carrying liberal radio. You have to orient yourself to fund-raising, not commerce. Commerce has never been part of the recipe here. ... This guy has made a terrible blunder. He thought liberal radio was about commerce and dollars and business and selling advertising, and that's not what it's about. ... You are doing something good for the cause."Gee, where are all those rich Hollywood Liberals when you really need them?
September 01, 2005
"In the news demographic of adults 25-54, Fox News ruled again, with 541,000 viewers, up 12%, while CNN lost 9% to 236,000 and MSNBC was mostly flat at 145,000. Headline News averaged 160,000, up 111.%"Those of us who watch it know why. Because on FNC you'll get the whole story and hear from both sides of the issues.
Of course, the Franken crowd will undoubtably point to this as further evidence that the "evil liars" at Fox are fooling even more of the unwashed masses with their GOP propaganda. The screeds should be coming shortly.
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