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Thursday, September 08, 2005

Filed under "Ugh."

Will Michael Moore turn his cameras on Katrina?

You know, he probably will. What better way to further polarize the nation and make sure that the fires of Bush hatred are stoked.

I wonder, though, if he will include any of the other misjudgements that added to the disaster. Like how the Louisiana state officials denied the Red Cross access to the Superdome with emergency supplies of food and water -- before the floodwaters rose?

From the interview between Hugh Hewitt and Major Garrett:
HH: You just broke a pretty big story. I was watching up on the corner television in my studio, and it's headlined that the Red Cross was blocked from delivering supplies to the Superdome, Major Garrett. Tell us what you found out.

MG: Well, the Red Cross, Hugh, had pre-positioned a literal vanguard of trucks with water, food, blankets and hygiene items. They're not really big into medical response items, but those are the three biggies that we saw people at the New Orleans Superdome, and the convention center, needing most acutely. And all of us in America, I think, reasonably asked ourselves, geez. You know, I watch hurricanes all the time. And I see correspondents standing among rubble and refugees and evacuaees. But I always either see that Red Cross or Salvation Army truck nearby. Why don't I see that?

HH: And the answer is?

MG: The answer is the Louisiana Department of Homeland Security, that is the state agency responsible for that state's homeland security, told the Red Cross explicitly, you cannot come.

Apparently they wanted the people who were trapped there *wanting* to evacuate the city. Well, I think that the State of Louisiana accomplished that crappy goal, don't you? Hmmmm?

So Mikey wants to make another movie -- to speak more (or is it Moore) "truth to power." Think it will be an uplifting story about New Orleans and the Gulf Coast overcoming disaster and rebuilding lives? Or do you 'spoze it will be a convoluted screed about how the greeeeedy and eeeevil Bush administration not only sat back and watched the disaster unfold -- but directly participated in creating Katrina and the aftermath?

Either way, what do you want to bet that he will donate the proceeds of such a movie to Katrina victims? Hmmm?? Fat chance, in my opinion. A very fat chance.