Thursday, May 06, 2010
The natural disaster that got overlooked
The century flood that made a disaster area out of Nashville has an estimated damage cost of over a billion dollars and killed 19 people so far, yet had scant little coverage from the main stream media. Why is that?
I hate to be the one to point it out but, maybe it's because there are no minorities standing on top of their rental houses whining about the government response. Maybe it's because Tennesseans are taking care of each other and themselves and don't want the government swooping in the "help". Maybe it's because Nashville isn't full of indigent, welfare sponges that fit the media's narrative of "poor-people-get-unfairly-victimized-by-weather" on which they are so fond of reporting.
When self-sufficient, responsible Americans are struck by tragedy, it's not story to the media. Plus, if they made too much of a big deal about it, they might find themselves having to blame Obama the way they blamed Bush for Katrina....and they don't dare question The One.