05w36:1 Katrina Audio and Video Part II

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Good Reads Mailing List | 2005 week 36 number 1 (katrina audio and video part II)

The destruction of an entire city by a storm is something I never really expected to see. I mean, I’m waiting for the nuclear bomb thing which they keep telling me is on it’s way … as on it’s way as the help that FEMA kept promising Mayor Nagin last week I suppose. Anyway, after the past five years of Bush bullshit that anyone who was paying attention could see through, the maligned ‘Liberals’ suddenly seem vindicated, once again united in a chorus of unsaid, ‘we told you so’. And what gets me is that even the people at Bush’s Broadcasting Co (aka Fox News) have joined in the chorus of criticism. The American media elite are finally as pissed off with the Bush administration and the whole status quo as the rest of the world. So onto this Goodreads – building on the net-famous sample of last weekend, I direct you to the website crooksandliars.com which is running a great roundup and video+audio archive of the reporting from New Orleans, along with some others, including what Kanye West was talking about (on the Metafilter link). – Timothy


Crooks and Liars
Highlight1 (Clip from last night’s Daily Show); Highlight 2 (Tim Russert on the Imus Show); Highlight3 (Kanye West clip again, a better one that what I sent outbefore); Highlight4 (Shepard Smith and Geraldo Rivera on Fox News)

The Rebellion of the Talking Heads | Jack Shafer
“In the last couple of days, many of the broadcasters reporting from the bowl-shaped toxic waste dump that was once the city of New Orleans have stopped playing the role of wind-swept wet men facing down a big storm to become public advocates for the poor, the displaced, the starving, the dying, and the dead. Last night, CNN’s Anderson Cooper abandoned the old persona to throttle Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., in a live interview. (See the video or read the transcript.)”

Black people loot, white people borrow | Metafilter

Barbara Bush insults Katrina survivors | Metafilter
“Barbara Bush insults Katrina survivors. Said today while visiting relief efforts at the Houston Astrodome: ‘Almost everyone I’ve talked to said we’re going to move to Houston. What I’m hearing, which is sort of scary, is they all want to stay in Texas. (Said with concern.) Everybody is so overwhelmed by all the hospitality. And so many of the peoples in the arena here, you know, they’re underprivileged anyway, so this–this (she chuckles slightly) is working very well for them.’ I’d be curious what she’d think after after living there for just a week, much less for months on end, before being sent off to somewhere even further from their homes, friends, and relatives. Please note: This woman raised our president. Did the acorn fall far from the tree?” NOTE: Audio here via crooksandliars: http://movies.crooksandliars.com/bb.mp3

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emailed by Timothy on Wednesday 07 September 2005 @ 9:18 PM

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