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August 31, 2005



I had the same reaction when I heard a reporter dressed in the finest complaining about why "looters" needed new athletic shoes, as they waded chest deep in toxic/septic water.


I should have said "ankle deep" - why would anyone think of anyone wading at chest deep as a looter?


why would anyone think of anyone wading at chest deep as a looter?

because they're not white.


This is burning up the 'net apparently. It was mentioned on my blog, and I saw it on BoingBoing too.


The URLs in the original posting no longer work (they were TinyURLs). The last post has correct link to original photos.


I like what Foamy the Squirrel has to say about the whole mess:


If those helicopter camera reporters would dump their cameras in the levee breaches and started to lift some people out... It's embarrassing to have to just watch those poor people and i guess it must be infuriating to the people down there. Doesn't make sense!


Sounds like Kayne West has seen these photos/captions when he went off-script during NBC et al. Friday benefit:

Comedian Mike Myers was paired with West for a 90-second segment that began with Myers speaking of Katrina’s devastation. Then, to Myers’ evident surprise, West began a rant by saying, “I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family, it says they’re looting. See a white family, it says they’re looking for food.”

While allowing that “the Red Cross is doing everything they can,” West — who delivered an emotional outburst at the American Music Awards after he was snubbed for an award — declared that government authorities are intentionally dragging their feet on aid to the Gulf Coast. Without getting specific, he added, “They’ve given them permission to go down and shoot us.”

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