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The empressof all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-31-05 07:41 PM
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67. People experience, express and cope with grief in different ways
The MSM folks there are not immune to what they are seeing. How can they be...many are surrounded by it. It's perfectly understandable to use hyperbole in these kinds of situations. You hear it at funerals all the time.... It's just as understandable to hear denial and anger.

I think to some extent the MSM focus on the looting is a mis-directed coping reaction....Crime they can understand..... Observing Total devastation is not something one can prepare yourself for. The unfortunate by-product of this though is that it demonizes and de-humanizes the victims. I'm not justifying the ethics of this just observing.

But I know for me, I've been experiencing a wide range of emotions over the past 24 hours and if using some inaccurate language in the process is one of my sins....Well then so it goes. We're all trying to understand this event in the best way we know how.

Thanks for your Rant Rabrrrr.....I don't know if it made you feel better. I know my own screaming at the TV set hasn't helped me. Hopefully time will.
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  -I am getting fucking tired of the hyperbole from New Orleans Rabrrrrrr  Aug-31-05 07:32 AM   #0 
  - Here's a solution....  rfranklin   Aug-31-05 07:33 AM   #1 
  - Especially the Hiroshima comment coming from a governor no less.  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #2 
  - A nuclear explosion and a flood produce completley different results.  ContraBass Black   Aug-31-05 03:27 PM   #54 
  - I'm with you, my friend.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #3 
  - That's a quote, you know, the Hiroshima thing.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   # 
  - Didn't realize that was the mayor (or some official) who said it.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:40 AM   #5 
  - The human cost isn't the same,  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #13 
  - My real wrath is directed toward the reporters who feel sensationalism is  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:55 AM   #16 
     - yeah, I've mostly been watching streaming over the web.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #19 
     - actually I think it was Haley Barbour  tigereye   Aug-31-05 05:03 PM   #62 
  - Bwahahahahahaha!  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 07:53 AM   #15 
     - Did you mean to reply to me?  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:56 AM   #18 
     - No it was to Rab.  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 08:10 AM   #30 
     - And this is precisely why I never watch news on TV except  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #20 
        - I can dig what yer sayin'  William Bloode   Aug-31-05 08:17 AM   #31 
  - Slightly off-topic: Have you heard from your family?  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:47 AM   #7 
  - Yes. I am so relieved.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:55 AM   #17 
     - I'm glad to hear that.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 07:58 AM   #23 
        - Oh, I was.  crispini   Aug-31-05 08:00 AM   #26 
           - Now if we can just get all the DUers accounted for.  GOPisEvil   Aug-31-05 08:01 AM   #28 
  - Actually I think the Hiroshima quote came from the mouth  mohinoaklawnillinois   Aug-31-05 07:58 AM   #22 
     - Ah, I wasn't sure who it was.  crispini   Aug-31-05 07:59 AM   #25 
  - DUMP CABLE TV!  Roland99   Aug-31-05 07:34 AM   #4 
  - From what I've seen  SheilaT   Aug-31-05 07:42 AM   #6 
  - I don't mind the lack of narrative arc - I can live with that -  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:47 AM   #8 
     - Racists? Stop the hyperbole!  theflyscotsman   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #11 
        - Very ironic of me, wasn't it?  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:01 AM   #27 
  - And ABC's graphic is "Katrina's WRATH"  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:48 AM   #9 
  - got it wrong, she was just passing through on her  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:49 AM   #10 
  - Are you serious? The "Bride of Andrew"?  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #12 
  - well that's just...  theflyscotsman   Aug-31-05 07:51 AM   #14 
     - and "Attack of the Killer Hurricane"....  MrsGrumpy   Aug-31-05 07:57 AM   #21 
  - Bush's wrath  samplegirl   Aug-31-05 10:51 AM   #44 
  - Before this thing hit, some reporter said something about a disaster  TK421   Aug-31-05 07:59 AM   #24 
  - That's stupid, too  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:02 AM   #29 
  - Oh,Christ - now they're calling it "America's Tsunami"  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:19 AM   #32 
  - Lauer used "Like Hiroshima" this morning  underpants   Aug-31-05 08:21 AM   #33 
  - devil's advocate  Deep13   Aug-31-05 08:25 AM   #34 
  - CNN "promised" this morning to "bring you the stories"  SoCalDem   Aug-31-05 08:43 AM   #35 
  - I like your list!  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 08:57 AM   #36 
  - The hyperbole is all over  moez   Aug-31-05 09:23 AM   #37 
  - Unbelievable.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 02:53 PM   #52 
  - The Hiroshima comment disgusted me. I turned off the radio after  Catfight   Aug-31-05 09:29 AM   #38 
  - I hate this "It's our Tsaumani"  LynneSin   Aug-31-05 09:55 AM   #39 
  - That pisses me off, too. I heard that this morning and thought I'd puke.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 02:56 PM   #53 
  - MS Gov. Hayley Barbour = "looks like Hiroshima"  southlandshari   Aug-31-05 10:18 AM   #40 
  - Honestly I think everyone there is shocked beyond words  Taverner   Aug-31-05 10:27 AM   #42 
  - Great rant!  crispini   Aug-31-05 10:53 AM   #45 
  - ITA.  fluffernutter   Aug-31-05 11:13 AM   #47 
  - I agree completely, (with the exception of Fox, of course);  Redstone   Aug-31-05 11:21 AM   #48 
  - I agree completely.  imperialismispasse   Aug-31-05 04:18 PM   #57 
  - looks like "Bush's America" to me  hnsez   Aug-31-05 10:20 AM   #41 
  - why dont they call it what it really is??????????  samplegirl   Aug-31-05 10:45 AM   #43 
  - I don't think they know how to "just report" anymore...  redqueen   Aug-31-05 11:12 AM   #46 
  - I'm not sure they know how to do that Rabrrrrrr.  SOteric   Aug-31-05 11:26 AM   #49 
  - " But would people watch if we just reported?"  Gormy Cuss   Aug-31-05 12:13 PM   #50 
  - I don't know--the pictures alone are pretty compelling  Lydia Leftcoast   Aug-31-05 04:04 PM   #56 
     - "if you can't say some apt...."  Gormy Cuss   Aug-31-05 04:36 PM   #58 
  - Rabrrrrrr, You might find this link very interesting  miss_kitty   Aug-31-05 12:30 PM   #51 
  - I wonder what words we would use to describe NO if we were there right now  2bfree   Aug-31-05 03:38 PM   #55 
  - Right on!  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 04:45 PM   #59 
  - That's fucking brilliant!!  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 04:49 PM   #60 
  - Glad you liked it...  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 04:55 PM   #61 
  - That was great  WildEyedLiberal   Aug-31-05 05:39 PM   #64 
     - Me too!  SocratesInSpirit   Aug-31-05 05:41 PM   #65 
  - That guy from LSU was estimating 30,000 dead  crispini   Aug-31-05 05:07 PM   #63 
  - Hyperbole is hyperbole. Doesn't matter how many die.  Rabrrrrrr   Aug-31-05 07:28 PM   #66 
  - People experience, express and cope with grief in different ways  The empressof all   Aug-31-05 07:41 PM   #67 

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