Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Didn't take long for the MSM to run with their kooks

You'd think that a catastrophe like Katrina's damage would bring everyone together to help. You'd be wrong. Libs just want to bitch and bellyache. Remember how everyone came together when Sumatra was rocked by tsunamis? I guess liberals are all for coming together to help another (non-evil, non-imperialist) country, but once damage like that hits America...well, screw those rednecks! Besides, Louisiana and Mississippi are red states anyway, right? Probably serves them right, huh moonbats?

Yesterday I documented how the moonbats were already pegging Hurricane Katrina on Bush. Part of the liberal blogs' talking points went like this: "Too many Louisiana National Guardsmen are in Iraq, and as a result, Louisiana is ill-prepared and underequipped with the necessary emergency personnel." Problem is, that's not true:
"Only about half of available forces are mobilized in Louisiana and forces are available from neighboring states if needed," said Lt. Col. Mike Milord, a spokesman at National Guard headquarters outside Washington.

Some 3,500 Army National Guardsmen from Louisiana were deployed to help hurricane victims and another 3,000 were on standby.

Anyway, last night the MSM picked up the leftist blogosphere ravings and ran with it:

LARRY KING: Do you have adequate National Guard members? Because I know you have a lot of National Guard forces in Iraq.

PAULA ZAHN: With so many National Guard troops involved in Iraq, thousands of civilian volunteers are now stepping up to the plate.

WENDELL GOLER: Critics have warned the National Guard deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan have left states with too few troops to respond to emergencies.

LESTER HOLT: Interesting to note that of the 11,000 National Guard members in Louisiana, about 3,000 are currently deployed in Iraq.

Interesting, isn't it? When the blogosphere exposed "See? B.S." lies and forgeries last year, the MSM had to be dragged kicking and screaming to the story. Now, the nutbar blogs run with some talking points, and the MSM is all over it like Janet Reno on a Waco church. Also, as V th K notes at Moonbattery, the press and the left (again, pardon the redundancy) is now convinced that the National Guard is anything other than the "club for shiftless playboys" that they were portrayed as merely one year ago.

Nope...no liberal media bias.