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Fucking Vultures! - Elf M. Sternberg
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Fucking Vultures!
Today, when I got home, Omaha and Kouryou-chan weren't there. They were down at the park, so I sat down in front of the TV. I realized that I hadn't actually seen any of the disaster from Katrina, so I turned on the news channels. I had pulled in all of the news, all of the numbers, all of the material details but, great gods, the human images are horrifying.

I will say that of all the channels on the air, I can understand why FOX gets the attention it does. They're most in-the-midst of it, they get the best folks on the air, they're actually interviewing cops and doctors on the ground rather than politicians or theorists. They're good at covering disasters.

At one point some reporter was interviewing a doctor at a Red Cross recovery center in Gulfport and the talking head in the studio asked, "Who are all those people in the bright shirts behind you?"

"The ones in red vests are Red Cross. The ones in the bright yellow shirts are Scientologists, who are volunteering their expertise as grief counselors."

More like grief vultures.

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Current Mood: annoyed annoyed
Current Music: FOX Disaster Porn (yeah, I'm channel surfing)

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srmalloy From: srmalloy Date: September 1st, 2005 02:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Well, if you can catch them when they're overwhelmed emotionally and most of their critical faculties are overloaded and bypassed, they're easier to recruit...
abostick59 From: abostick59 Date: September 1st, 2005 09:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm having an "even *I* can do better than *that*!!!1!" moment. Heck, it's what I'm training for right now.
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