Tonight, I saw part of a segment of On the Record with Greta van Susteren where the eponymous hostess was interviewing a reporter at a shelter in Japan. While that reporter had his arm around a young Japanese man who survived the tsunami (at the Sendai airport), neither he nor Greta ever let the survivor talk about his experiences.
They did let him show his daily ration, one package of crackers and an orange, reporting that survivors aren’t getting much food. Wonder if that’s because all the media hysteria about radiation levels has been preventing relief services from entering the area devastated by the natural disaster.
Meanwhile, we’re finding out that radiation levels beyond 12 miles of Japanese nuke plant are near normal.
UPDATE: Maybe the delay in relief is due instead to damaged infrastructure:
Blustery snow, fuel shortages and widespread damage to airports, roads and rails have hampered delivery of badly needed assistance to more than 450,000 homeless trying to stay fed and warm, often without electricity and running water in shelters cobbled together in schools and other public buildings.