Wednesday, March 01, 2006

AP's convenient amnesia...Facts don't matter when they don't support the "It's all Bush's fault" meme

The Drudge Report is showcasing this Associated Press video blaming Bush, yet again, for the New Orleans flood. Here's their teaser:

Katrina: The Warnings Bush Received

Watch as President Bush is briefed on the arrival of Hurricane Katrina, in this video obtained exclusively by The Associated Press. Hear what aides told him just before the storm hit the Gulf Coast. (March 1)

The video report goes on to highlight and contrast a FEMA briefing Bush was involved in detailing the oncoming storm and a interview with ABC News after the storm hit where he's quoted as saying, "...no one could have predicted the scope of this storm...".

That's the same Associated Press that reported the following (emphasis added):

Mandatory evacuation ordered for New Orleans
8/28/2005, 10:48 a.m. CT
The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In the face of a catastrophic Hurricane Katrina, a mandatory evacuation was ordered Sunday for New Orleans by Mayor Ray Nagin.

Acknowledging that large numbers of people, many of them stranded tourists, would be unable to leave, the city set up 10 places of last resort for people to go, including the Superdome.

The mayor called the order unprecedented and said anyone who could leave the city should. He exempted hotels from the evacuation order because airlines had already cancelled all flights.

Gov. Kathleen Blanco, standing beside the mayor at a news conference, said President Bush called and personally appealed for a mandatory evacuation for the low-lying city, which is prone to flooding....


Hey AP...try this theory on for size:

Officals, including the President, call for a

M A N D A T O R Y
E V A C U A T I O N


in New Orleans...everyone leaves the city...levees get breached...flood damage follows, but no one gets hurt because they have been

E V A C U A T E D!

Oh...what's that? The local officials didn't follow their own evacuation plan? Guess facts don't matter when they don't support the "It's all Bush's fault" meme.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Ben said...

Everyone was at fault here and now everyone is just blaming someone else. Every level of govt. failed. Seems pretty obvious.

March 3, 2006 at 12:25 AM  
Blogger Porkopolis said...

Ben:

Is the heart surgeon at fault when a patient is overweight, smokes, doesn't follow his doctor's advice, has a heart attack and dies in the operating room despite the surgeon's best efforts?

March 3, 2006 at 5:01 PM  
Blogger BizzyBlog said...

"Video Shows Blanco saying levees are intact"

here

March 3, 2006 at 7:33 PM  

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