Sunday, September 18, 2005

Live ABC Katrina Interview Deviates From MSM "Script"

ABC News producers got a nasty surprise when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Astrodome to get (negative) reaction to President Bush's speech. Instead of reinforcing the mainstream media-created conception that the Federal response to Hurricane Katrina caused their suffering, interviewees praised Bush and blamed the state of Louisiana, and New Orleans mayor C. Ray Nagin. From NewsBusters, who provide a full transcript of the interviews:
Reynolds: Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?

London: No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in. They should have been on their jobs.

Reynolds: And they weren't?

London: No, no, no, no. Lord, they wasn't. I mean, they had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people.

[later in the interview]

Reynolds: Do you blame anybody for this?

London: Yes. I mean, they've been allocated federal funds to fix the levee system. and it never got done. I fault the mayor of our city personally. I really do.

From Knickerbocker News via an email from reader Neil, a 70 year old AIRBORNE Vet.