In an excellent column on media bias and the coverage of Katrina, Jonah Goldberg has also noticed bias in the coverage of Rita which even your humble blogger missed, but then again, so did the gay media:
The questions raised by unlovely Rita are as painful as they are obvious. Will gays stay behind in disproportionate numbers in this disproportionately gay city? If so, Why? If gay marriage were legalized, could some of this disaster be avoided? Would George W. Bush have responded more quickly if the victims were just a tad less stylish? And, of course: Will the federal government help keep Key West festive?
Why weren’t reporters standing at the ready to caterwaul about the wreckage at their feet? Cher albums and the collected writings of James Wolcott strewn about like beer cans and pizza boxes in an apartment yet to be transformed by the cast of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy.
Now, just read the whole thing for Jonah’s broader points on media coverage of Katrina.
-Dan (AKA GayPatriotWest): GayPatriotWest@aol.com