BIAS ALERT: Media that ripped Bush on Katrina ignores Obama on La. flooding

by FOXNews.com  |  published on August 19, 2016


President George W. Bush was torn to shreds in 2005 by mainstream media commentators for his initial response to Hurricane Katrina – yet President Obama’s detached response to the recent Louisiana floods has been met with resounding silence from those same outlets.

“George Bush doesn’t care about black people” was the shocking charge by singer Kanye West about President Bush’s response to Katrina. West’s was a particularly blunt assessment, but echoed a growing narrative pushed by mainstream media outlets that Bush’s response was out of touch, inept and most of all, he didn’t care about people on the ground.

Much of the media coverage at the time not only criticized Bush for the difficulties the federal government faced in responding to the disaster, but also lambasted him for taking too long to return from vacation and to visit the site on the ground.

When he did return early from vacation, just two days after the disaster hit, he faced further criticism for flying over New Orleans on his way back to Washington D.C. before flying out to visit the victims of the tragedy.

Mainstream media condemned Bush’s alleged lack of compassion, immediately predicting it would destroy his entire legacy. A USA Today article written at the time summarized it this way:

  • SD of AZ

    And Bush cared a lot more than BO. Is BO golfing right now rather than touring the devastation? DAH! POS prez.

  • William Duncan

    If you belive the “MEDIA” as what they say, I have very large gold mine in South Carolina I will sell you for pennies on the dollar, interrested ??

  • Rodney Steward

    When you lower the standards for the White house, I guess the second rate news channels have to lower their’s even more!! Anything to hide the black boys hatred for America!

  • Phil Esposito

    The flood doesn’t fit the MSM narrative, so they won’t say anything. Did FOX News report on the flood and Obozo’s response?

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      • Phil Esposito

        Fuck you cocksucker.

  • rockcut

    Silly ass story. First, the fact is the Gov. of LA has said he would prefer Obama to visit later and not at this time since he did not want to divert personnel for his visit. It makes sense. Plus, the Federal Government are on the ground giving assistance. Move on, no real story here.

    • Rodney Steward

      They don’t want his a$$ in the way, he’s sorry as pig sh$t, and twice as ugly!

      • William Duncan

        Who would want this flop eared mule there anyway ????

        • Rodney Steward

          He’s really not wanted anywhere! 🙂

    • SD of AZ

      And he has already issued an edict to safeguard his BLM movement and the moslimes, no discrimination cause he is watching! POS BO at his normal black racist hate spreading! And the DOJ lap dogs will be drooling over an opportunity to perform their duties but can’t enforce our immigration laws at all or deport criminal illegal aliens or even hold on to them! POS is very appropriate in describing this entire administration, congress and the judicial branch as well. Our government STINKS these days! Hate, lies, and obfuscation are the tools of this government and particularly this administration.

      • Rodney Steward

        It’s the IQ of the weak minded people like box of rocks that vote this BS into office!

  • Mark Terzano

    Because he’s black. Lived in Lousiana 6 years. For a state that is over 50% black Obama did not win.

  • KT

    Are we surprised? They play the devil’s advocate just like, the soon to be the former leader of America!

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