Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) blasts Kyra Phillips in this CNN segment.
Plenty of other great selections at Crooks & Liars including this to Keith Olbermann’s excellent timeline.
According to Media Matters for America, the media has ignored and largely misrepresented Nancy Pelosi’s accusations against FEMA and the Bush administration broadcast on the September 7 CBS Evening News:
PELOSI: When I said to the president that he should fire Michael Brown, he said, “Why would I do that?” I said, “Because of all that went wrong, with all that didn’t go right last week.” And he said, “What didn’t go right?” Oblivious, in denial, dangerous.
Pelosi (D-CA) pegged Michael Brown of FEMA, formerly a judge in horse shows as incompetent in the Sept. 6San Francisco Chronicle.
Nicholas D. Kristoff writes in the Sept. 6 International Herald-Tribune:
“It’s not just that funds may have gone to Iraq rather than to the levees in New Orleans; it’s also that money went to tax cuts for the wealthiest rather than vaccinations for children.”
Roger Cohen writes “You can count the American image as a major casualty of Hurricane Katrina” in the International Herald-Tribune.
Julia Gronnevet discovers how the world is reporting Hurricane Katrina in the American Prospect.
Mark Steyn levels anti-Americanism in the fact of mother nature in his September 7 editorial in the Washington Times, “Sniping and Griping.”
Harold Meyerson labels the administration with the Rumsfeldism “Stuff Happens” Rumsfeldism
Jim Hoagland helps define anti-Bushism as being separate from anti-Americanism in the Sept. 7 Washington Post. “Katrina could yet hold a political silver lining if the disaster reminds both Bush and his harshest critics that America’s role in the world is not defined just by the personalities and policies of the current occupants of the White House.”
Finally, the Polls:
Zogby today came out with a poll insinuating that the public would rather have Jimmy Carter in office right now. The bottom line is Bush gets 41% approval rating.
According to Gallup, 42% thought Bush’s response was terrible, yet 35% thought that it was good or great.
In CNN/USA Today‘s poll, 56% of the respondents felt New Orleans was devastated beyond repair (though 63% think it should be rebuilt), and nearly all thought it was the worst natural disaster to occur in the United States in their lifetime.
Derrick Z. Jackson goes right after the Veep in the Sept. 7 Boston Globe:
“With Cheney’s cheerleading, our invasion and occupation of Iraq killed tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and has resulted in the deaths of 1,890 American soldiers with no peace in sight, but outrageous no-bid reconstruction business for Halliburton, which Cheney formerly headed.”
Maureen Dowd wonder’s if Cheney will take Ahmed Chalabi along with him to New Orleans.
Al Franken and Tom Oliphant wonder exactly why Bush would send Cheney to New Orleans (certainly not to comfort people) where Halliburton has been contracted to immediately repair navy yards, etc, on Air America this morning.
This comprehensive study from MyDD reveals that liberal blogs are getting more attention than usual in the aftermath of Katrina.
FEMA is blocking the press from taking and publishing any photos of the dead.
NOW, Bob Brigham reports that the media is BANNING all media from entering New Orleans!
Thanks to AmericaBlog for breaking this
September 4, 2005 — Reports continue that communications in and around New Orleans are being purposely jammed (and severed) by the US government (see Sep. 2 article below). The jamming is having an adverse impact on emergency, disaster recovery, and news media communications. The jamming is even affecting police radio frequencies in Jefferson Parish, according to an Australian news report. The President of Jefferson Parish Aaron Broussard told Meet the Press today that FEMA cut his parish’s emergency communications lines and he had to have his sheriff restore the severed lines and post armed deputies to ensure that FEMA did not try to cut the communications lines again. Broussard’s statement: “Yesterday–yesterday–FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our line and says, ‘No one is getting near these lines.'”