The mainstream media "blame game blame-a-thon"
Bush for Hurricane Katrina, the mainstream media found it increasingly difficult
to continue their negativity and finger pointing. There was actually good
news! And the mainstream media didn’t know how to deal with it.
They were still trying though. We were treated to a CNN news “babe” leading us
through the nearly empty New Orleans convention center, always a snide comment
at the ready. When she arrived at the line of National Guard troops who had
been working night and day to evacuate the victims from the civic center, the
most positive comment she could muster was “Yes, they are ‘FINALLY’ getting the
people out, but the National Guard won’t even tell the people where they’re
going!” Perhaps she failed to realize that the front-line National Guard
soldiers had no IDEA where the people would end up, as that decision would be
made by higher-level disaster relief officials once the people were evacuated.
But news “babes” are like that: They never let the facts get in the way of a
good, cynical snide comment or two.
Much of the mainstream media found itself having to argue against the visual
images of refugees being given food, water, and assistance. “But it came too
late!” the talking heads kept saying in their
The empty media talking heads had gotten their talking points from their usual
“research” sources: moveon.org and the myriad if leftist anti-Bush internet
hate sites. The litany is familiar now:
* George Bush caused the hurricane because he didn’t sign onto the Kyoto
* George Bush caused a “shortage” of National Guard troops in Louisiana because
they “were all in Iraq.”
* George Bush waited too long to act (even though he declared the entire area a
disaster area two days before the hurricane arrived).
* George Bush flew over New Orleans on Wednesday, and it was a “distraction to
the rescue efforts.”
* George Bush failed to visit New Orleans “soon enough”.
* When he DID visit 2 days later, it was just a “photo opportunity” designed to
* George Bush caused the break-down of the levees because he didn’t reserve
enough money for levee maintenance (levees, incidentally, that had been ignored
for 40 years by both Democratic AND Republican administrations alike).
* George Bush was just “spinning” when he called the results of the relief
efforts unacceptable and promised to fix the problems and do better.
And OF COURSE it was all George Bush’s fault. How could it not be? George Bush
“hates Black people” don’tcha know? Kanye West (a degenerate rap star whose
latest contribution to our cultural life is a touching love song entitled “HO”!)
told us so on an NBC hurricane aid telethon. Gee, I wonder how THAT vicious
anti-Bush diatribe got past the NBC censors? But Mel Gibson and “Christians”,
boy those guys are DANGEROUS and need to be censored!
George Bush PERSONALLY planned and executed the worst natural disaster in the
history of the United States just so he could “get the black community”. This
was because of the black communities refusal to vote for him, and their support
of Cindy Sheehan, the professional grieving-war mom, anti-war activist, and jew
AND, just for good measure, George Bush personally made sure the hurricane would
destroy an area of approximately 90,000 square miles, roughly the size of the
state of Kansas -- or the entire nation of Great Britain for you
internationalist types who aren‘t very familiar with “red states“. He did this
on PURPOSE so the National Guard would have a harder time getting into flooded
New Orleans to rescue people who shouldn’t have been there anyway.
Oh, but the media talking heads told us the 50,000 to 70,000 people who stayed
were all too poor to leave the city, even though the Mayor of New Orleans had at
his disposal fleets (over 400) of school buses and other government vehicles to
evacuate those without cars and transportation days BEFORE the hurricane. This
is the mayor who has become a mainstream media darling by blaming everyone
except the guy whose face he sees in the mirror. Hmm, refusal to take personal
responsibility, where have we seen THAT before from a Democrat?
The news media didn’t say anything about black people in the other affected
areas outside of New Orleans but, of course, George Bush hates those black
people as well. And what of all the white, poor people affected? Well, they
just don’t matter because they don’t “fit” the storyline. And they have those
“funny southern accents and bad teeth” and “just don’t look good on television”.
And middle class and even “wealthy” people who were wiped out? Well, they had
it coming because they are evil capitalists who have been raping our
environment, abusing the downtrodden poor, and they are now reaping the just
rewards for being greedy pigs and capitalist tools.
The one thing we DIDN’T hear from the empty media talking heads is this: An
analysis of the entitlement state, and why an entire class of people -- poor
people of all races -- who had been conditioned for generations to be wards of
the state, all of a sudden found it “shocking” that the government they had
placed so much of their faith in wasn’t coming to help them IMMEDIATELY !
Government bureaucracy is inefficient and lumbering, you say? Say it ain’t so,
How could this be? The welfare check had always arrived on time. They had been
taught that there were no consequences for illegitimate childbirth, drug use,
criminal activity, and a refusal to take personal responsibility for their
actions. The race peddlers and professional “victim-class” circus barkers had
always told them it “wasn’t their fault”, and that they could always rely on
race as a trump card.
The problem was, one hundred and fifty mile an hour winds don’t really care what
color your skin is, and massive floods don’t really care what Jessie Jackson or
Al Sharpton told you about your “victim” status.
So what have we really learned then? Mainly, that the decades long liberal
ideal of “big brother government” coming to rescue you IMMEDIATELY as soon as
you get into a jam is, at best, naive, at worst, deadly. We have learned that
there is really no substitute for personal responsibility and self reliance.
But you won’t hear that on the mainstream media because, well, that’s “red state
Oh, and in case the mainstream media hasn’t reminded you again: George Bush was
“selected, not elected” in 2000, the left “knew” Saddam had no WMDs, the
“sanctions were working”, the war in Afghanistan was “put on hold” for the war
in Iraq, and, finally, George Bush stole the Presidential Election in Ohio in