September 27, 2005

The "Big Lie" Of Katrina

Ben Stein cuts to the chase on the MSM's bogus assertion that racism was a factor in the events that followed Hurricane Katrina:

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.

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.

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.

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1 Very sensible.

Posted by: Jack at September 27, 2005 04:41 PM (aFawc)

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