Skip to main content

View Diary: [Updating Intermittently] Hurricane Ike Media Brownout Info Diary - Day 6 (283 comments)

Comment Preferences

    •  Thanks, Arken. Also, note the TV coverage. (3+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:
      Avila, Brooke In Seattle, Arken

      All I'm trying to do is point out that the magical box in the living room is not talking about this issue. What if 100 are missing? That's worth reporting isn't it? Well, no one is.

      There are no "injured" numbers, no "missing" numbers, nobody talking with anything but total certainty about the "19 dead" in the whole gulf coast region. That strains believability.

      By contrast, CNN spent approximately 2 air hours in afternoon through prime time  yesterday covering ONE house on fire (no one was inside).

      So, yeah, just some questions about choices and how they are made with respect to media coverage.

      Do I have 1000 bodies stacked in my living room? No. Just a particular stench of lies and obfuscation.

    •  Source doesn't corroborate lede (0+ / 0-)

      The lede on  the comment was:

      THOUSANDS WASHED OUT TO SEA

      The MSNBC article, as quoted in the comment:

      The death toll from Hurricane Ike is remarkably low so far, considering that legions of people stayed behind as the storm obliterated row after row of homes along the Texas coast. But officials suspect there are more victims out there and say some might simply have been swept out to sea.

      So what is the source for

      THOUSANDS WASHED OUT TO SEA

      This story from Stormwire has some very rough estimates for numbers missing, and the less apocalyptic lede:  Thousands Still Missing in the Wake of Ike.

      Sweetness in the air and justice on the wind. Laughter in the house where the mourners have been. (Bob Franke)

      by rsmpdx on Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 03:39:07 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

  • Recommended (149)
  • Community (65)
  • Elections (43)
  • Civil Rights (38)
  • 2016 (32)
  • Culture (32)
  • Baltimore (28)
  • Law (27)
  • Texas (27)
  • Economy (27)
  • Environment (26)
  • Bernie Sanders (26)
  • Hillary Clinton (24)
  • Labor (23)
  • Rescued (21)
  • Barack Obama (20)
  • Health Care (20)
  • Republicans (18)
  • Freddie Gray (17)
  • International (17)
  • Click here for the mobile view of the site