On Thursday I started wondering when right-wingers were going to start yelling about the media and how it's reporting the carnage down south. I wondered, who will be the first to start yelling that no one's reporting the good news from the disaster areas.
I filed that thought under "posts to be written," but Cali Dem at Nite Swimming beat me to it:
How long until the Bush Administration starts blaming the media?
We know it's inevitable. When will it happen and who will it be? I predict it will happen on one of the Sunday morning shows. But who? Will Cheney be back from vacation?
She links to Craig Crawford who writes, "I'm
sure it won't be long before the politicians start blaming the media.
Yeah right, we're not covering the good news about this hurricane --
like maybe how the French Quarter needed a good scrubbing anyway, and
how already overweight Americans won't be eating all that fattening
food served by restaurants now under water."
Well, blue girl is here to report that the blaming of the MSM has begun.
Lance has written in the past that when I go traipsing to the dark side to see what's being written, he envisions me walking bravely...wearing a pith helmet with a heavy veil and long thick gloves that reach up past my elbow.
That description kind of reminds me of a beekeepers outfit. I much prefer this look as I'm gathering my intelligence.
A Bond Blue Girl, if you will.
Powerlineblog has this:
The mainstream media's handling of Hurricane Katrina and the disasters in New Orleans is a disgrace, possibly the worst instance yet of media bias. Insane claims by left-wing nuts that President Bush botched the recovery effort on purpose so as to kill black people are repeated by the MSM in a chin-stroking mode, as if to say, "It's an interesting question--they might be on to something." Meanwhile, no one points out that it was President Bush who implored Governor Blanco to issue a first-ever mandatory evacuation order for the city, an action by the President that probably saved tens of thousands of lives."
I'm having a hard time remembering Bush imploring anyone to do anything. I can recall Shepard Smith imploring people to do something. I can recall Anderson Cooper imploring somebody to do something. I can even recall Geraldo Rivera imploring someone to do something, while sobbing.
I can only recall Bush doing this and this and this. The last *this* being a fake photo op as he toured the devastated areas with LA Senator Mary Landrieu.
And speaking of Landrieu.
Powerlineblog also reports that Bush is now afraid of girls. They write of Landrieu *threatening Bush with violence*: "If one person criticizes our sheriffs, or says one more thing, including the President of the United States, he will hear from me - one more word about it after this show airs and I - I might likely have to punch him - literally," says Landrieu.
Bond Blue Girl says, you go, girl.