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No patience for Bush after Katrina, different story for Obama and oil spill

MRC Study: Media Double Standard on Gulf Coast Disasters
May 26, 2010 by Rich Noyes

For more than a month, the American Gulf Coast has been threatened by a gigantic oil spill, caused by the April 21 explosion of a British Petroleum deepwater rig. Yet unlike five years ago — when the media were quick to put the onus on the Bush administration for its handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — for four weeks, ABC, CBS and NBC failed to scrutinize the administration’s ineffectual response to this disaster, now blasted even by such Democratic stalwarts as ex-Clinton operative James Carville.

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One Response

  1. Ben Hoffman says:

    Yep, that’s the current right-wing lie going around. Bush was criticized (rightfully so) for not helping the people stranded by the flood waters and then congratulating his team for doing a good job.

    The oil disaster is a man-made disaster and the only entity with the facilities to fix it is the oil company. The lax oversight by the MMS is the result of 8 years of the Bush administration’s rendering it impotent. Obama can be criticized for not fixing the agency that Bush broke, and he could be doing more to help clean up the mess, but the root of the problem lies at the feet of the Bush administration.

    Bush did more harm to our country than any terrorist could ever hope to.

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