Friday, September 16, 2005

Well, Isn't This Interesting...

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Amazing how reality always tastes so strange to the old media...

To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin

[[ ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials. 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."

Not one of the six people interviewed on camera had a bad word for Bush -- despite Reynolds' best efforts. Reynolds goaded: "Was there anything that you found hard to believe that he said, that you thought, well, that's nice rhetoric, but, you know, the proof is in the pudding?" Brenda Marshall answered, "No, I didn't," prompting Reynolds to marvel to anchor Ted Koppel: "Very little skepticism here."

Reynolds pressed another woman: "Did you feel that the President was sincere tonight?" She affirmed: "Yes, he was." Reynolds soon wondered who they held culpable for the levee breaks. Unlike the national media, London did not blame supposed Bush-mandated budget cuts: "They've been allocated federal funds to fix the levee system, and it never got done. I fault the mayor of our city personally. I really do."
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Cognitive dissonance is a wonderful thing.

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3 Comments:

Blogger saj said...

The thing is that most of these people haven't been exposed to the biased MSM news coverage because they have limited access to TV and radio. They only know what they see for themselves through their own eyes, not what the MSM wants them to see. Obviously, this never occurred to the MSM when they interviewed evacuees. The MSM must be irritated that they were unable to influence evacuees against the President. Now that's poetic justice!

Hmmmm... maybe we could get Karl Rove to wave his magic wand and cause black outs in largely democratic cities during any time of crisis so the people's minds can't be poisoned against the President by the MSM.

16/9/05 08:19  
Blogger Tsar Lazar said...

Pomoze Bog.

saj:

"Proof of the glazzies," as a book character once said.

These people didn't hear rhetoric or get told that the evil white Republicans under Bushitler had abandoned them; they saw Federalized NG troops and USCG folks rescuing them, feeding them, given them water, and keeping the wolves at bay.

They didn't see NOPD or LANG doing that.

Tsar Lazar

16/9/05 10:35  
Blogger saj said...

You are right on Tsar, right on!

16/9/05 12:22  

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