Carol Platt Liebau: Earth to "Journalists" . . .

Monday, September 12, 2005

Earth to "Journalists" . . .

A grown up, Jack Kelly, explains it all. A key quote from an Army National Guardsman who has experience in being deployed for hurricane relief:

The federal government pretty much met its standard time lines, but the volume of support provided during the 72-96 hour was unprecedented. The federal response here was faster than Hugo, faster than Andrew, faster than Iniki, faster than Francine and Jeanne.

Don't expect any apologies from the journalists, whose flawed and hysterical reporting is deserving of analysis every bit as critical as that being devoted to the government efforts to respond to the hurricane.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My guess is that if you or someone you loved had been one of the thousands of people stranded in the Superdome or at the New Orleans Convention Center without food or water and threatened by violent bands of thugs, you would not be complaining about flawed and hysterical reporting about the inadequate federal response to this tragedy.

I think it is clear to virtually any thinking person left or right that local government broke down in the face of Katrina, and that the federal response was feckless, ill informed, and mismanaged. This is end result of staffing FEMA with unqualified Republican cronies.

In reading your blog I have to say I am stunned that someone who was born to such wealth and privilege could be so small minded, self interested, and without an ounce of compassion.

Your disgusted me at Princeton and you disgust me now.

P88

8:44 PM  
Blogger Orphan in Bama said...

What has "response" got to do with "compassion", or vice versa? I thought the MSM coverage was bad, but I think this poster has set a new standard for "low".

d.

4:06 AM  

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