Monday, September 12, 2005

Profoundly dumb, insensitive Katrina quotes has compiled a list of the top 25 dumbest Katrina quotes. Most are from politicians, but a few are from the press. See, e.g., # 10, by the normally top-notch Wolf Blitzer.

Props again to J Tocci for the link. (Notice the pattern here?)

This is what happens when something tears the shellack of multiculturalism off this racially and economically segregated society: politicians and reporters don't know what to say. Sometimes, they're faking a genuine outrage. Sometimes, they're accidentally being racist on the air. Sometimes, they're blaming victims because the oppressed other didn't (couldn't) respond as the priveleged could and therefore did. Still other times, they're accidentally gloating that they'll never have to face that station in life.


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