Tuesday, September 20, 2005

All but forgotten . . .

Hurricane Rita, now a Cat 2 with further strengthening expected, is smacking the Florida Keys right now. Texas, in its projected path, is already making preparations for its arrival.

Yet the media remains fixated on Katrina's impact on New Orleans. For the most part, all but forgotten is that Katrina didn't actually hit that city or Louisiana.

Mississippi took Katrina's damage head on. Its entire coastline and Alabama's, too, has been flattened.

You don't hear much about that in the news reports, do you. Oh, it's mentioned occasionally but it's almost as an afterthought. "New Orleans, Nagin, New Orleans, Nagin, New Orleans yadda yadda . . . oh, and some stuff happened in Mississippi and Alabama, too. We'll be right back after this commercial break."

Once again bloggers are covering the news far better than the so-called professionals. They're providing the details that aren't forgotten or completely ignored because they don't fit between commercials. These aren't poofy-haired "reporters" with fancy tans and designer clothing.

They're real people who are reporting and filming what they see around them each and every day: the good and the bad, the successes and failures.

Start at the beginning with Seawitch and work your way back.

Everywhere you go, they are there. Directing traffic, handing out supplies, bulldozing debris out of the way, helping restore water and sewage utilities, rebuilding schools, and doing everything possible to help us on the Mississippi Gulf Coast recover and rebuild. The are the men and women who serve in the Navy, Army, the National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Mexican Army, and the Dutch Navy.
The same thing with "Dr. Goodheart", a California cardiologist.

Back down Pass Road, we find the hand-drawn sign that says “Field Hospital”. Frankly, we didn’t look when we came by before because the signage was so crude. It turns out that’s the only crude thing about an enormously impressive operation. Here in the K-Mart parking lot (9 bodies were found on the K-Mart roof, such was the flood level here) is the world’s first complete mobile trailer-based hospital, Med-1 from North Carolina.

Things like this and this from Red State Rant.

All of these homes directly on the coast had one thing in common, poured concrete front steps that led to "nowhere"
Too bad the media isn't covering some of these stories instead of their "All Nagin, All the Time".

6 Comments:

Blogger Scarlett said...

You can just never count on the media to cover the news properly. Well never mind the mean old media people who keep talking about that god damn nagin guy. We'll just pop over to matt Drudge's place and we can get all the facts all the time.

People like you and me are just real concerned about those hit by Rita. Rita is a much classier storm anyway. And its for damn sure she threatens a much classier group of people.

Drudge rules and the Log Cabin Republicans do too.

Forget katrina its on to rita! Thats my motto. How can nagin be so stupid and still be able to hog all the news? Its an enigma. Perhaps he has the same PR person and Bush.

7:19 PM  
Blogger Paula said...

(WTF?)

I hear ya, Doyle. And now that disgusting Cindy Sheehan is trying to claw her way into the news again by getting "hurt" at a rally. How about the moms who are proud of their kids who serve--can we hear from them?

9:43 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Double WTF. I think the Zionists are responsible for hurricanes and Sheehan getting hurt.

10:14 PM  
Blogger doyle said...

Paula. Paula.Paula.Paula. Let's not go there right now.

You don't get it. Scarlett does but she just isn't in the loop.

We are.

Scarlett's said at her blog that she won't rest, she can't rest, until all Jews are out of goverment.

You want to tell or should I, that the reason Nagin is getting so much press is that he's probably a black Jew, like Sammy Davis, Jr.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

SHHHHH! Don't tell Scarlett The Jew-hater that she has a link on her site to a group called Mavin, which is a Yiddish word! It must be a Jewish Neocon conspiracy. I'll bet they snuck that link onto her website when she wasn't looking!

11:49 PM  
Blogger Rob_NC said...

..dang,I lost the link,..you know the one,"ARE YOU STUCK ON STUPID",yes general they are..

4:44 AM  

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