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Sandy, Katrina and the Phonies
Accuracy in Media, by Herbert London

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Posted By:StormCnter, 12/7/2012 5:14:53 AM

For two weeks I lived in a cramped hotel room happy to have a place other than my home. An office I have had for a decade was off-limits. And a neighborhood I have come to love was damaged beyond recognition. Sandy invaded lower Manhattan. (Snip)And lower Manhattan, where I reside, is dark and grim and waiting for recovery. There aren’t any miracles associated with recovery. But the pols who dominated the airwaves for two days are nowhere to be found. For them, there was an issue to be milked and

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The description of Senator Charles Schumer as "arguably the premier fakir of our time" gave me the most appreciative smile of my morning.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/7/2012 5:33:31 AM     (No. 9053022)

This is really a strange demonstration of the failure and apathy of big government.FEMA workers were told to go sightseeing and shopping rather than construct any kind of recovery plan for this area.The thing is this is a city/state problem and the leftists morons running NY don´t have a clue.At least Christie has a plan and just needs the money to get started.

Naturally big media has ignored covering the ongoing incompetence and ineptitude of liberal bureaucrats handling disasters in this country. We are woefully under prepared for disasters of any type, especially protecting the electrical grid which could easily be sabotaged by our enemies if they wanted to.

You have people´s houses being demolished without the owners permission and people getting fined for not cleaning up fast enough for the bureaucrats.

This is also a clear demonstration of the value of self sufficiency. People laugh at right wingers for ordering things like food security.Whereas,if you live is a highly liberal area like NY,people have become conditioned to rely on the government.

The same thing happened in NO during katrina, massive numbers of people sitting there looking at each other,waiting for the government to come rescue them.Nagan was not only an incompetent mayor but now he´s under charges of being a kickback crook.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/7/2012 6:55:59 AM     (No. 9053079)

After the attack on 9/11, Bush wanted to fix the weaknesses in the NE part of the country. One of those weaknesses he wanted to fix was the power grid. Libs laughed at him and refused to let him do anything. Same stand they took with regards to Fannie and Freddie. They and we are now paying the consequences, as are the people who vote the Santa ticket year after year. Elections have consequences. Why don´t all those bluestaters get off their buns and start doing something about these do-nothing political types?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 12/7/2012 8:15:20 AM     (No. 9053199)

Bottom line: The networks, including FOX, used Katrina to destroy Pres. Bush. I will never forget watching Shep Smith standing on a bridge watching a man die and screaming about FEMA and Bush. He did nothing to help. They did not want Sandy to destroy Obama. They have much to answer for.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jir, 12/7/2012 9:38:07 AM     (No. 9053351)

We walked over to the Seaport on Tuesday, 11/27, from our office on 83 Maiden Lane. It is shocking, shocking! Enormous apartment and office buildings standing empty, dark and unused. A beautiful massive apartment building across from our office-uninhabitable, the oil tank in the basement was badly damaged and lost entire contents doing untold damage. Every where we walked, massive generators the size of semis. The Seaport can not be reached, it is fenced off. Christmas at the Seaport was always beautiful, not this year.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: privateer, 12/7/2012 10:44:33 AM     (No. 9053527)

I am surprised a luxury apartment building had an oil tank in its basement. Shouldn´t that place be up and running now on its customary wind and solar power?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: slowslider, 12/7/2012 11:03:10 AM     (No. 9053581)

Sorry, no mercy for New Yorkers. Don´t even consider them American--they are an arrogant island of socialists to themselves and frankly, I´d like to think Karma was at work.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jimjr, 12/7/2012 11:55:58 AM     (No. 9053698)

What Mr. London needs to remember is that the recovery is lead by the local and state governments. The situation in Louisiana and in particular New Orleans after Katrina were the direct result of non-functioning state (Blanco) and local (Nagin) leadership. You simply didn´t see the same problems in Mississippi. New Orleans was flooded, but large swaths of the Mississippi coast were decimated. You never hear about Mississippi.

Mr. London, I suggest you point your criticism to Cuomo and Bloomberg.

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