Liberal Media At It Again

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    Now, Pres Bush and the Iraq war is to blame for the tornado cleanup


    Bush Derangement Syndrome at AP: ‘Iraq War Hampers Kansas [Tornado] Cleanup’
    Posted by Noel Sheppard on May 7, 2007 - 09:59.
    In 2005, Bush Derangement Syndrome -- the as of yet inexplicable malady effecting much of the left whereby anything bad that happens on the planet can be tied to the White House -- peaked with continuous press accusations that Hurricane Katrina was the President’s fault.

    Almost two years later, and just hours after tornadoes devastated the Midwest, the President is being indirectly blamed for potentially hampering rebuilding efforts in the hardest hit area.

    I kid you not.

    As reported by the Associated Press late Sunday evening with the headline “Iraq War Hampers Kansas Cleanup” (emphasis added):

    The rebuilding effort in tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kansas, likely will be hampered because some much-needed equipment is in Iraq, said that state’s governor.

    Governor Kathleen Sebelius said much of the National Guard equipment usually positioned around the state to respond to emergencies is gone. She said not having immediate access to things like tents, trucks and semitrailers will really handicap the rebuilding effort.

    […]

    The Kansas National Guard has about 40 percent of the equipment it is allotted because much of it has been sent to Iraq.

    Please notice that the article conveniently omitted the Governor’s party affiliation, which not surprisingly is Democrat.

    However, maybe most interesting is how the AP’s position was similar to the Iranian news agency Press TV’s (emphasis added):

    Search continues after a massive tornado obliterated most of Kansas's Greensburg, amid claims that rescue efforts are hampered by war in Iraq.

    […]

    Governor Kathleen Sebelius said Sunday evening that the state's response will likely be hampered because much of the equipment usually positioned around the state to respond to emergencies, including tents, trucks and semi-trailers, is now in Iraq.

    "Not having the National Guard equipment, which used to be positioned in various parts of the state, to bring in immediately is really going to handicap this effort to rebuild," said Sebelius.

    Much like the AP, this Iranian news outlet ignored the Governor’s party affiliation, while leading with the connection to the Iraq war.

    Isn't that special?


    *****Update: Something the AP neglected to mention in the above-referenced piece that was reported by the wire service earlier on Sunday (h/t to NBer Mighty Mouth): "The president has declared parts of Kansas a disaster area, freeing up federal money to aid in recovery."

    Yet, for some reason, even in this piece, the party affiliation of the Governor remained unidentified: "Bush said Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., briefed him on the destruction."

    Why is it important to the AP to keep her party affiliation a secret, yet Sen. Roberts being a Republican is clearly identified?


    http://newsbusters.org/node/12569
     
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    Christ.....all she was saying is that EQUIPMENT that could have been used in the search/rescue was diverted to Iraq. SHE WAS STATING A FACT. How is that propaganda??
     
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    The Blame Bush talking points again
     
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    It is politics as usual because the Senior National Guard General in Kansas ALSO spoke and he said the Guard had EVERYTHING they needed for this disaster, now not being a LiberalIi will add what else he said...

    He said the Guard can handle the current disaster and probably one more small tornado, but if another big one hits before this clean up is done they will have problems. The White House responded by noting that there are plans already available to help ANY State that needs help. ( of course why they would have to say it is beyond me, any reasonable journalist should already have known it and noted it in any report)
     
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    The key words in your post were "responsible journalist"

    There are very few in the liberal media
     
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    Seems to me that the good Governor is hedging her bets already.
     
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    Your link has an agenda - exposing and combating supposed liberal media bias. That game is not hard to play. One can do the same with conservative media bias. You will always find what you are looking for through your own filters. Checkout these sites:

    http://mediamatters.org/

    http://www.fair.org/index.php
     
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    you know who funds those sites?

    George Soros - the ATM machine for the Dems
     
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    Likewise, there probably are wealthy Republicans and Conservatives donating to web sites and organizations looking for examples of left-wing media bias.
     
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    not to the tune of the tens of millions Soros gives to the Dems

    He is the power broker who is running the party - along with Moveon.org
     

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