by John Hawkins | September 6, 2005 12:05 am
“Journalists who are long on opinions and short on knowledge have no idea what is entailed in moving hundreds of tons of relief supplies into an area the size of England in which power lines are down, no gasoline is available, and roads and airports were covered with water or debris. Yet this was done within four days of Katrina dissipating. The most monumental and successful disaster relief operation in world history is being libeled as a national disgrace.
Idiot journalists wonder why helicopters were not used to bring food and water right away to the people in Louisiana’s superdome. The reasons are (1) the local government was supposed to have provided them with food and water for three days, but didn’t; and (2) you don’t divert helicopters from rescuing people in danger of drowning to the aid of people whose lives are not at risk. Thousands of people were rescued from rooftops in Louisiana and Mississippi Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. This wasn’t a failure just because there were no television cameras there to record it.” — Jack Kelly
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