The Discerning Texan
All that is necessary for evil to triumph, is for good men to do nothing.
-- Edmund Burke
-- Edmund Burke
Monday, February 02, 2009
Day 6: Still No FEMA, Still no MSM
Betsy Newmark has more on yesterday's story about the Kentucky ice storm. Hint: Not much has changed:
If 40 more people died the MSM would probably still not utter a peep. After all, we now have a President who can do no wrong, right?
Kentucky freezes; Obama dines on $100 a pound steakThe Anchoress points to the disparity in media coverage over the ice storm that has blanketed Kentucky and led to over 40 deaths and the failures of FEMA there compared to the coverage of post-Katrina New Orleans. FEMA has been slow to respond and has had difficulty getting aid to those without power. Yup, it's hard to get aid to people in need after a natural disaster.This proves once again that the mainstream media is selective in its coverage, which is driven by its own agenda. What it wants to cover and hype for good or ill gets covered and hyped ad nauseam. And what it does not want to address, gets lost. This is an inconvenient story, with inconvenient victims, so you won’t see the high drama, the probing questions and harsh criticism we’ve seen before.As Bill Quick writes,“Where’s FEMA?” is not the appropriate question. The appropriate question is, “Where is the mainstream media, screaming in one united voice, that the absence of FEMA demonstrates the utter fecklessness and failure of the current President and all his policies?”