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  •  I've been too busy following the Ike story (0+ / 0-)

    in the media to notice the media blackout.

    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 03:49:47 PM PDT

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    •  Oh really? No blackout? (1+ / 0-)
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      Where are the Ike stories on any of the major news media websites other than MSNBC? There sure aren't any at CNN or Fox.

      •  Here ya go! (0+ / 0-)

        CNN:  "Hurricane Ike's victims rebuild lives from Texas to Ohio"

        CBS News Home Page, "Ike-battered Galveston Still Not Ready, ..." and related stories.

        NYT: Times Topics, Hurricane Ike News.

        NPR:  Hurricane Season Brings String Of Storms (Ike and other storm-related news.)

        LA Times:  "Tempers flare as Hurricane Ike relief efforts continue"

        Christian Science Monitor, Defying Ike: Why 140,000 stayed behind

        The Google News, search for Hurricane Ike, returns 146,226 articles.

        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 04:45:18 PM PDT

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        •  Hey! Almost none of those address the problems (0+ / 0-)

          that are being reported! Good job there, chief.

          •  On target, per your intro & comments (0+ / 0-)

            I must have read your intro too literally:

            THIS DIARY IS FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE MOSTLY-IGNORED AFTERMATH OF HURRICANE IKE

            and your comment above:

            Where are the Ike stories on any of the major news media websites other than MSNBC? There sure aren't any at CNN or Fox.

            I believe my comment responds directly to both.

            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 05:17:55 PM PDT

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            •  Yes. When I wrote that this morning it was true. (1+ / 0-)
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              Thankfully, it appears that they're finally taking notice.

              I worked damn hard on this diary all day and you seem to be the only person here giving me shit.

              •  I appreciate your hard work and (1+ / 0-)
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                I have no wish to offend you personally.

                I have been following the story since the storm approached, so I am pretty well versed.  (I have family in Houston, and I grew up there, though I don't live there now.)

                In following the story these last few days I have not experienced problems with getting informative stories through the media.  On Saturday, of course, stories were scarce about on-the-ground conditions on Galveston and Bolivar.

                Possibly I misread your intentions.  I sometimes see stories on DKOS which seem hyperbolic, and the idea of a media blackout does not square with my experience since the storm came in.

                Even worse, bold, unsubstantiated headlines about 1,000's of bodies washed out to sea.  I'm sorry, that one did set me off.

                So again, no personal offense.  As a journalist, I know you expect an honest critique of you work.  I will try to keep my criticism within those bounds.

                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 05:46:47 PM PDT

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                •  Okay, guess there was just some miscommunication. (1+ / 0-)
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                  And just to clarify, I made sure the sensational headlines like that one stayed off the diary proper. I only added information from either official local media or national media information. Usually what I added was seen and heard directly by me via ABC 13's web feed.

                  •  Thanks, I appreciate (1+ / 0-)
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                    your civility here.

                    I am going to go back and review the whole diary.  I know that your sources for local news and recovery sources are valuable.  I'll see what new things I can learn from them.

                    I'll probably be engaged in further discussion that comes up about the storm's aftermath, so don't be surprised by seeing my viewpoint expressed.  Usually, I just try to be informative with my comments.  Occasionally, as you see here, I do take issue.

                    As I mentioned above, I have family and friends there, so I have some ongoing interest in the progress of restoration.

                    I look forward to your future contributions!

                    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 06:54:45 PM PDT

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