"Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice. Moderation in the Pursuit of Justice is No Virtue!" --Barry Goldwater.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

The Media that Cried Wolf Again and Again Till People Stop Listening

Up to 100,000 poor people in New Orleans did not evacuate the city before Hurricane Katrina arrived. Some of them have said that they didn’t believe what they were hearing and seeing from the media because they heard it all before and nothing happened. Last year the media warned about Hurricane Ivan as the big one that was going to destroy New Orleans but Ivan eventually bypasses the city. The poor people in New Orleans that heed the warnings last year simple ignore them last week because they couldn’t afford to evacuate knowing what happened last year when they did and the storm passed 175miles from New Orleans.

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