Well now we know the truth, now we know the facts. With a major hurricane bearing down on the greatest party city ever, Mayor Nagin did nothing to save the city's poor. These were the same people Nagin convinced to vote him into office, and he did nothing. He didn't use the city school buses and vehicles to evac the people least able to take care of themselves. He could have evac'd a lot of the poor to the NO airport, which is on high ground. No, the Mayor told the city's poor to simply make their way to the Superdome and the Convention Center, areas he knew would be surrounded with water. Nagin did manage to get his rich friends out of the city, on the very helicopters that should have been taking the sick and injuried. This is just criminal. The Governor was no better. You think these are lies, go look at the emergency plans for the city and the state. The lies were told by the Governor and the Mayor, and now they are playing the blame game. Want to test for who is guilty . . . look to those who blame others . . . why isn't Nagin being a man and admit he screwed up.
Want to deny there are people out there who are insensitive to the plight of others . . . well here's one for you . . .
Sep 3, 6:08 AM (ET)By FRAZIER MOORE
NEW YORK (AP) - It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt and dignified benefit aired on NBC and other networks Friday night, took an unexpected turn thanks to the outspoken rapper Kanye West.
Appearing two-thirds through the program, he claimed "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and said America is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."
The show, simulcast from New York on NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and Pax, was aired live to the East Coast, enabling the Grammy-winning rapper's outburst to go out uncensored.
Now, here is where West is coming from . . . he was snubbed and angry . . .
While allowing that "the Red Cross is doing everything they can," West - who delivered an emotional outburst at the American Music Awards after he was snubbed for an award - declared that government authorities are intentionally dragging their feet on aid to the Gulf Coast. Without getting specific, he added, "They've given them permission to go down and shoot us."
Why is it that the only news network reporting the story about the New Orleans Mayor sending his high-roller buddies out ahead of the needy is FOX News? Because the story doesn't fit the "model" the liberal media wants to show. However, the citizens of New Orleans now know the facts, their Mayor was more interested in getting his high-roller friends to the head of the evacuation line than in the welfare of his most needy citizens. Where was Jesse Jackson when this story broke, probably not watching FOX News!
New Orleans Mayor Nagin has the Primary responsibility for the safety of his citizens. Who better would have know that 250,000 of the citizens did not have the ability to evacuate ahead of a CAT 4 hurricane? The Mayor. Who should have used the city's school buses to evac those citizens? The Mayor. Who could have called on the Governor to send National Guard in ahead of the storm? The Mayor. We now know that the Mayor was only looking out for his high-roller friends, and now wants to play the blame game.
Geraldo Rivera (Whoraldo to many) is ignoring the fact that several parrishes around New Orleans are being overlooked by the city and state emergency organizations. Rivera was interviewing a gentleman from one of those parrishes and refused to listen to his complaint. That complaint was that those parrishes are being bypassed by city and state emergency organizations because they are primarily "White". Now, I ask you, is that fair and balanced? Last night we saw Whoraldo with tears in his eyes as he lamented the plight of those in New Orleans, today, he refuses to listen to a white person.
Also, no one is giving any details on the ongoing armed black gangs that are killing, raping and looting in New Orleans. Why? Because they are afraid of the race issue, plain and simple.
Did anyone seek Ted Koppel's interview with Mike Brown, head of FEMA?
Ted out-did himself as he asked repeatedly mean questions of Brown. Here was Ted "Krapful" asking why the response took so long, why FEMA didn't quess that Katrina would be as bad as it is. If anyone ever doubted the liberal bias isn't present in mainstream media, they should have seen Koppel. But ol' Ted will be missing in inaction when it comes to questioning the Democratic Mayor of New Orleans about his lack of emergency response. Ted won't be around to report on the black gangs that are terrorizing blacks in New Orleans. Ted will not be there when it comes to questioning the Democratic Governor about the state's lack of emergency response.
Then there's Ted's partners, the Congressional Black Caucus, holding a press conference to claim that the emergency response was slow because the refugees in New Orleans are "Black".
If you compare reporting at CNN vs FOX, here's how it goes . . .
CNN reports only that the federal government (read Bush administration) is not responding quickly enough and that nearly all those in New Orleans are black.
FOX reports that relief efforts are getting water and food to those who need it the most, the blacks in New Orleans, that there are 8-mile long convoys of National Guard troops to bring relief and order.
Now we hear that the Mayor of New Orleans arranged for a group of his high-roller buddies to go to the head of the line to get out of town.