Sunday, September 04, 2005

Media gets a clue: This was just survival of the richest.

marjorie says...

You know its a rare moment when someone like Face the Nations' Bob Scheiffer, of all people, makes a comment like this on Sunday morning to millions of people:

"Finally, a personal thought. We have come through what may have been one of the worst weeks in America's history - a week in which government at every level FAILED the people it was created to serve. There is no purpose for government except to improve the lives of its citizens. Yet as scenes of horror that seemed to be coming from some Third World country flashed before us, official Washington was like a dog watching television. It saw the lights and images but did not seem to comprehend their meaning or see any link to reality. As the floodwaters rose, LOCAL officials in New Orleans ordered the city evacuated. They might as well have told their citizens to fly to the moon. How do you evacuate when you don't have a car? No hint of intelligent design in any of this. This was just survival of the richest."