Thursday, September 08, 2005

Why Do Idiots Get a Voice on CNN?

We have all heard our share of idiotic statements. We hear them at work, we hear them on Jerry Springer, and we hear them coming out of Washington DC. But why does CNN feel compelled to publish every moronic comment made by Katrina storm victims?

In yet another case of disaster anguish gone wild, Verlyn Davis Jr. is bashing George Bush, and CNN is proud to put his rants on their front page. The headline reads: "We got left. They didn't care."

"The governor and the president let thousands of people die and they let them die on their roofs and they let them die in the water," said Davis, 45, apparently abdicating Mayor Nagin of all responsibility. I guess veiled racist quotes are fit for publication on CNN, as long as it's whitey getting dissed.

It must be acknowledged that Davis is proving to be quite industrious and helpful during the emergency, and has built a small shelter and helped clear roads in his area. But apparently he just can't help put the blame on the president, as a blue spray-painted sign on a front window reads: "ABOUT TIME BUSH!"

Perhaps Davis would be better served by recognizing that the President is pursuing aid in excess of $60 billion for storm victims. Perhaps Davis should consider the fact that Bush called the Louisiana governor before the storm hit, and urged a mandatory evacuation. Perhaps Davis should consider the fact that this was a 3 state disaster, it is impossible for the government to rescue 300,000 people at the same time. I'd like to think that when all is said and done, Davis will recognize his anger is mis-placed.

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