Remembering Katrina, Vol. 2

It’s time again to look back at the hot-off-the-grill reporting that marinated in the midday sun of one of America’s worst natural disasters. As if we’re going to have a choice this week. In the pantheon of racist caricatures, few are more pernicious than those of cannibalism. More than a few forks were lowered at the dinner table when allegedly reputable race authority Randall Robinson, author of The Debt: What America Owes To Blacks, baked a tasty blood libel from scratch in the factually flexible Huffinglue Post:

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It is reported that black hurricane victims in New Orleans have begun eating corpses to survive. Four days after the storm, thousands of blacks in New Orleans are dying like dogs. No-one has come to help them.
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For those who’ve been caused to listen for a lifetime to America’s ceaseless hollow bleats about democracy.

My hand shakes with anger as I write. I, the formerly un-jaundiced human rights advocate, have finally come to see my country for what it really is. A monstrous fraud.

But what can I do but write about how I feel. How millions, black like me, must feel at this, the lowest moment in my country’s story.

Monstrous fraud is most certainly a way to describe Robinson. Self-confessed Castrophile, tire necklacing Jean-Bertrand Aristide acolyte and who once described white people as “little more than upper primates”. It is a well-seasoned irony that the charge of cannibalism would be cooked up by someone so accustomed to putting his own foot in his mouth.

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Be sure to shakedown Zsa Zsa Huffinglue for your reparations first, Chomper.

4 comments

  1. So what didja think about the 60 Minutes puff piece on Ray Nagin as conducted by Byron Pitts? Was that the most idiotic mess full of misinformation since the Iraqi (mis-)information minister came out and said American troops weren’t invading Baghdad?

    Are New Orleanians more confident in the unfinished levees since Nagin showed how solid they were by the scientific principle of rapping his knuckles on it?

    Where did Byron Pitts get his info? He states in the info that Katrina was a “direct hit” on New Orleans. I seem to remember New Orleans being spared the brunt of the storm because it came ashore EAST of there.

    One of the most pathetic pieces of so-called journalism I’ve seen since…since…

    Waitasec…did someone at 60 Minutes rehire Mary Mapes?

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