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Old 09-08-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
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:sad: 25,000 bags ordered for NO

In the news they said that 25,000 body bags have been ordered for NO.

Really, the death toll seems to be exceeding 10,000.



This is so sad. Respect to all the ones who have died, and their families, to the people without home so they find a new home soon, respect to all those who have survived, and to all who have been helping.. however.. this a major major catastrophe and still makes me sad and bitter.
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Old 09-08-2005, 01:46 PM   #2
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Naturally that has not been reported by mainstream media here yet. I also never heard a number related to Americans lost in the tsunami.
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I think the original info is from the New York Times.

The whole article in German says


"Flooded water a poison cocktail"
(excuse my missing english if it´s not 100% accurate)

In the city of New Orleans, damaged by Hurricane Katrina, the officials are apparently preparing for a worse scenario than expected. The FEMA ordered 25.000 body bags for the region. How many vicitms there are can only been evaluated when the water has sunken. Still half the city is under water. he water is getting a cocktail of poison and bacterias. Some people have already died of infections.

http://www.orf.at/050908-90987/index.html
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no pictures, god damn it.


let's just all move on
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Naturally that has not been reported by mainstream media here yet. I also never heard a number related to Americans lost in the tsunami.


actually, Drudge has it up in screaming 32 point font.

i'm more upset about the gag order on photos.

eerily reminscent of Iraq.

let's get some "citizen journalists" down there.
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Wow, that's alot of body bags. That means there may be that many deaths from the hurricane.
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actually, Drudge has it up in screaming 32 point font.

i'm more upset about the gag order on photos.

eerily reminscent of Iraq.

let's get some "citizen journalists" down there.
Why do countries bother doing that? It reminds of the whole Prince Charles gagging order. People just go the internet and look it up on foreign websites. BBC TV News this lunchtime showed plently of pics showing bodies. It does seem sort of pointless in this day and age. And sort of unfair, not everyone will have access to the web (or the knowhow to use it) why should they be kept in the dark when others aren't?

It is terrible about NO. Let's hope lessons are at least learnt and that something this terrible won't be allowed to escalate to the extent it did again.
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actually, Drudge has it up in screaming 32 point font.
please, please tell me that Drudge doesn't count as mainstream media in the US.
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I think the original info is from the New York Times.
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Ah. I googled it and only came up with foreign sources. My mistake.
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Ah. I googled it and only came up with foreign sources. My mistake.
Mistake? tsah

Its just the media. Clear they don´t have it on CNN. There are definitely other mistakes right now to think about.

The poor people..
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please, please tell me that Drudge doesn't count as mainstream media in the US.


actually, ever since he broke the Lewinsky story, Drudge actually leads the media around.

he has, hands down, the best sources, and is an integral part of the right wing media machine (which is why it's so, so laughable when people label the media "left wing") and echo chamber that brought you the Swift Boat Liars.

he's not mainstream, in the sense that the NYT or WaPo or network news is; but he's absolutely crucial to the tone and agenda that news stories take.
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98% of the material on Drudge are mere links to mainstream news media.

If anything is written by Drudge directly (the occassional "flash"), it is simply written off as propaganda.

The "right wing media machine" is a good one. Kind of has that Hillary-esque "vast right wing conspiracy" feeling.

It is by no means a stretch to consider sources like the NY Times or WaPo as left of center.
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98% of the material on Drudge are mere links to mainstream news media.
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Have you ever noticed how misleading his headlines can be?

Often the head line is not in the story

or a real leap?

I have been called on this with some of my thread titles (deservedly so)

Also his selection of stories is much more bias then NYT or WP
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98% of the material on Drudge are mere links to mainstream news media.

If anything is written by Drudge directly (the occassional "flash"), it is simply written off as propaganda.

The "right wing media machine" is a good one. Kind of has that Hillary-esque "vast right wing conspiracy" feeling.

It is by no means a stretch to consider sources like the NY Times or WaPo as left of center.

as someone who works in media, i couldn't disagree with you more.

his headlines are where the spin begins.

you'll also notice that the best places to go to for administration news leaks are places like Drudge or the Washington Times -- there, the administration gets the growing story off the ground with maximum amount of beneficial spin.

the "echo chamber" is also well documented. it shows up on Drudge, bounces around the blogs, is picked up in some right wing leaning media sites and newspapers, the MSM picks up the scent, and it becomes news.

the Swift Boat people are a perfect example of this.

besides, as someone who works in the MSM (although not in a news capacity anymore) i can tell you that content is largely driven by ad sales, thus towing the corporate line.
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How did you get a job in the right wing media?
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