To ABC's Surprise, Katrina Victims Praise Bush and Blame Nagin
Posted by Brent Baker on September 16, 2005 - 00:50.
ABC News producers probably didn't hear what they expected when they sent Dean Reynolds to the Houston Astrodome's parking lot to get reaction to President Bush's speech from black evacuees from New Orleans. Instead of denouncing Bush and blaming him for their plight, they praised Bush and blamed local officials. Reynolds asked Connie London: "Did you harbor any anger toward the President because of the slow federal response?" She rejected the premise: "No, none whatsoever, because I feel like our city and our state government should have been there before the federal government was called in.” She pointed out: “They had RTA buses, Greyhound buses, school buses, that was just sitting there going under water when they could have been evacuating people."
Not one of the six people interviewed on camera had a bad word for Bush -- despite Reynolds' best efforts. Reynolds goaded: "Was there anything that you found hard to believe that he said, that you thought, well, that's nice rhetoric, but, you know, the proof is in the pudding?" Brenda Marshall answered, "No, I didn't," prompting Reynolds to marvel to anchor Ted Koppel: "Very little skepticism here.”
Reynolds pressed another woman: “Did you feel that the President was sincere tonight?" She affirmed: "Yes, he was." Reynolds soon wondered who they held culpable for the levee breaks. Unlike the national media, London did not blame supposed Bush-mandated budget cuts: "They've been allocated federal funds to fix the levee system, and it never got done. I fault the mayor of our city personally. I really do."
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And, didn't I mention that the media would overlook the positive poll results from Gallup the other day? Instead, they found polls to support their beliefs. It is like the medical experts called up at a trial. Suprisingly all the prosecutor's medical experts say one thing; while the defense's say the opposite.
I just happen to have the latest Sanity Poll numbers taken from 1,984 likely news readers/viewers:
When asked, "Why in heaven's name do you still trust the MSM outlets to give you fair, objective and balanced reporting?"
-37% said that they think the people presenting the news on TV "looked great!"
-29% said that they read newspapers for the comics and sports alone
-14% admitted that they like to be spoon-fed their opinions and the MSM does a good job in that regard
-12% didn't understand the question
-8% weren't allowed to answer by their parents
This poll has a +/- error of 94%.
There you have it. Obviously, Bush/Rove/Dr.Sanity (take your pick) is trying to manipulate the results of this poll by cleverly and subtly making all the respondents (and questioners) appear to be stupid.