Remember how thousands of poor people were dying under the bridges as the hysterical Shepard Smith and Anderson Cooper were reporting live during the Katrina aftermath in New Orleans? Remember how Kanye West spouted out the LibDem talking points during a television tribute concert declaring, “George Bush hates black people!” ?
Well, as has been the case in the Katrina situation and most other major events that the MSM has covered lately… the pre-event assumptions of the liberal reporters and editors have been crushed by the facts yet again.
In fact, we now know that George Bush must hate OLD people!
Four months after Hurricane Katrina, analyses of data suggest that some widely reported assumptions about the storm’s victims were incorrect.
For example, a comparison of locations where 874 bodies were recovered with U.S. census tract data indicates that the victims weren’t disproportionately poor. Another database of 486 Katrina victims from Orleans and St. Bernard parishes, compiled by Knight Ridder, suggests they also weren’t disproportionately African American.
Both sets of data are incomplete; Louisiana state officials have released no comprehensive list of the dead. Still, they provide the most comprehensive information available to date about who paid the ultimate price in the storm.
The one group that was disproportionately affected by the storm appears to have been older adults. People 60 and older account for only about 15 percent of the population in the New Orleans area, but the Knight Ridder database found that 74 percent of the dead were 60 or older. Nearly half were older than 75. Many of those were at nursing homes and hospitals, where nearly 20 percent of the victims were recovered.
Now that is just shocking! After all, the elderly are never warned when a cold snap or heat wave comes. And they are never a special risk group when the flu breaks out. Come on…. we all know that the elderly are always disproportionately impacted by a disaster. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist… or a New York Times reporter…. to figure that out.
Fact is we need more objective journalists in positions of power at the TV networks and our major papers. Their biases are clouding their judgements and creating “fact” in the minds of the American public that are outright lies.