Thursday, September 01, 2005

Thoughts on Katrina

Click here to read Peggy Noonan's thoughtful essay.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful article. Thanks for posting the link.

--Pam

randy said...

The only part I take issue with is her kudos to the media. I watched hours of coverage over the weekend and saw many people predict exactly what has happened. Yet on Monday, when I got to work, all the network news anchors we're painting a rosy picture--"boy, sure dodged a bullet there, didn't we?" Okay, so maybe they didn't have the facts yet--but that makes them guilty of reporting a story that hadn't unfolded. If the Feds took their cue from the network coverage, no wonder it's taken so long to get relief in. (Well, that and the fact that the flooding makes it logistically almost impossible.) BTW, I love MSNBC, but someone should be shot for letting that broad (what's her name?) anchor the coverage from friggin' Aruba.

Oops. Let me clarify that the on-the-scene reporters are doing a great job--it's the interpretation the network heads seem to have made based on the early feeds that I find grave fault with...