More news the mainstream media deliberately ignores from Tom at BizzyBlog;
The failure of the “Mainstream Media” (with very minor exceptions) to report the possibly record-breaking $1 million donation by the Iraqi Red Crescent (their equivalent of our Red Cross) to Hurrican Katrina relief is negligent and irresponsible. It proves, more than another individual story out of Iraq, that there is a dogged determination to ignore positive news from that country, and that those ignoring it deserve the new name (WORMs) that is in the title of this post.
No matter where you stand on the Iraq War, by any reasonable, logical definition of what reportable news is, this story (”Positivity: Iraq’s Red Cross Equivalent Donates $1 Million for Katrina Relief”) fits that definition.
I believe that it may be, either in absolute dollars, as a percentage of the donor country’s output, or both, the largest single donation by a foreign non-governmental entity to a United States relief effort ever.
The Washington Times (”Iraqi Red Crescent thanks U.S. with $1 million for Katrina relief”) reported the donation on Friday, November 25 (noting, among other things, that the amount “represents 20% of the organization’s annual budget.” The underlying event happened Thursday, November 24.
Thanks Tom. Read it all here.
More interesting to me is how the above story was not reported but the following idiotic story was;
France has offered to fly over some of the city's musicians and provide them with rent-free residences and monthly stipends for up to three months, in hopes of compensating for concerts canceled after Hurricane Katrina.
''It's like a family story,'' said Pierre Lebovics, the French consul general in New Orleans. ``You love a person, and this person goes to the hospital and you discover that you really love that person. Such tragedy happens and you discover the reality and the depth of your feelings.
Uh, yeah, ok - what he just said - Atlas