"Top Republicans have long charged that the press focuses on the bad news from Iraq, ignoring positive stories. Now one leading Republican -- the First Lady -- has made the same complaint about media coverage of the hurricane catastrophe in the Gulf. "
"We've seen terrible, terrible things and we've seen unbelievably unselfish acts of giving as well by communities all across the United States and, of course, many more unselfish acts of giving than bad things," she said in the speech.
"Maybe the media hasn't shown us that much, but we've read about it and we do know about it."
She said evacuees would tell her of acts of kindness done to them.
"That's what I've seen at each of the shelters I've visited," she said. "I've never heard a single word of complaint."
She mentioned a woman who "fled with her family to Louisiana wanted Americans to know -- and she said she really wished the press would show this on television -- and that is that evacuees have hope."