Thursday, June 26, 2008

Compare and Contrast...

...the media and pundit reactions to the recent floods in Iowa and the Midwest with the 2005 Katrina/Federal Flood of New Orleans. Hat tip: Dangerblond, who also reminds us that over 400,000 people evacuated themselves in front of Katrina.

This is dangerous ground, as "my disaster was worse than your disaster" comparisons tend to get ugly. But that is not what this is - this is more a contrast and comparison of how the media and the pundits distort news as a whole to advance agendas.

Blessedly, an overwhelming majority of the Gulf Coast and New Orleans residents I know are nothing but empathetic with and praying for the residents of the Midwest, as they now begin the long and difficult days of trying to put lives back together.

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