Daily Archives: September 2, 2005

An Adversarial Media

So, when was it exactly that CNN grew a pair? This slapdown of the official administration line on New Orleans versus the reality is pure creamery goodness.

Also, if it wasn’t clear to everyone by now, FEMA head Michael Brown is the designated whipping boy. Don’t expect him to be around for too much longer. And good riddance.

Also, anyone wondering when the state and local authorities were going to take their share of the blame is advised to go here, where Nick Mamatas posts a message from a New Orleans refugee. Yes, there is more than enough blame to go around here.

Condi’s Shoes

Having spent the previous two entries banging on the Bushies, let me take a moment to say that I don’t particularly care that Condi Rice was buying shoes and taking in a Broadway show the other day. She’s Secretary of State, which if I remember correctly means that she deals with the rest of the world. One doesn’t want to excuse the “it’s not my department” sort of thinking in a general sense, of course, but in this case it really isn’t her department. Also, she probably had those Spamalot tickets for weeks, since before Katrina was even a tropical depression. Basically, there are so many legitimate things to be outraged about with what’s going down South that this just seems like an unnecessary expenditure of bile.