Thursday, December 22, 2005

Category 5 speech; Category 1 action

I wish it were a more rousing, explicit appeal for Category 5 storm protection, nevertheless, the Atlanta Journal Constitution leaves no ambiguity about the slow-moving Category 1 response by President Bush after he made Category 5 promises in his televised speech from the heart of the French Quarter over three months ago:

We did not leave New York to fend for itself after the Sept. 11 attacks, and we cannot now abandon the Gulf Coast in its time of need. ...

A reality check is in order to determine where we stand with regard to major aspects of the president's pledge, and how much more remains to be done.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution only gives grudging credit to the Bush administration and Congress for the recent "belated, but meaningful steps" to honor their commitment, but warns that much, much more needs to be done.

3 Comments:

At 12/22/2005 09:43:00 AM, Blogger Price Triton said...

Unfortunately, the biggest naysayers are part of the problem. http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewSpecialReports.asp?Page=\\SpecialReports\\archive\\200512\\SPE20051222a.html

 
At 12/22/2005 09:52:00 AM, Blogger Polimom said...

Given the profound bias at cnsnews, I'm inclined to look rather a lot deeper into the story price triton references, before drawing conclusions.

 
At 12/22/2005 10:40:00 AM, Blogger Schroeder said...

Good point polimom. I appreciate the opportunity here to point out what exactly, "Cybercast News Service" (formerly the "Conservative News Service") has bee up to. A good starting point is the "Media Research Center" which spawned CNS. How objective can an organization be when, after taking tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars from ExxonMobil, it promotes the idea that the science of global warming is wrong.

http://www.exxonsecrets.org/html/orgfactsheet.php?id=110

I recall reading somewhere that of all the complaints received by PBS, fully 90 percent of them were filed by Brent Bozell.

That one individual's publicly harmful bias should have so much influence on public perception merely because he's willing to take donations from the evil elements of society is dangerous for democracy.

To answer the CNS article specifically, I am no great fan of many of the tactics and rhetorical bombs thrown by the Congressional Black Caucus, or Jesse Jackson, but I am even less willing to give an credence to the rantings printed in a slanted rag like CNS which doesn't even admit that it represents a hyperconservative ideology. At least you know what you're getting when you hear it from the Congressional Black Caucus.

Thanks anyway "Price Triton" whoever the hell you are.

 

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