Saturday, August 27, 2011
MSNBC Calls on an Expert on How to Prepare for a Hurricane
I cannot tell a lie: the headline was designed to be dripping with sarcasm, as the Daily Caller describes how former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin is interviewed by Martin Bashir.
...Nagin gave government agencies and their leaders high marks for their preparations. But he said only time will tell if the public follows their instructions.
“[I] think they’re doing an excellent job of alerting the public, which is one of the main things you need to do. One of the problems they’re having on the East Coast is that they have not experienced a storm like this in so long, so there are going to be many people who may not heed the warnings, or may move too late to try and evacuate. And that is when the drama will unfold.”
Nagin didn’t deny that he made some errors with Katrina in 2005. But he put much of the blame on New Orleanians themselves...
EDITORIAL NOTE: This is truly amazing! What will MSNBC come up with next? An interview with Homer Simpson on how to remediate the damage to the nuclear reactors in Japan after the earthquake earlier this year?