Likewise the response to Katrina
THE RESPONSE, or the media's response, minus the real or not response of Heraldo in referrence to those TRAPPED in the Super Dome, "let them go!"...
Certainly the media responded on property, and evil looters (especially if they were of color, as Carlos Mencia so blantantly pointed out), but there was more, like reports of local law enforcement actually having to work, if not fight, against FEMA, who was acutally sabotaging relief efforts.
On another subject broached in this thread, working with the video game industry, so to speak, I've recently been re-subjected to the curious mentality of those who fear sexuality over violence.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was contraversial but ok, untill a code was discovered depicting vivid sexual acts by fully clothed animated, pixellated, representations of humans. Not even as clearly and explicity as the baseball bat bashing, and or chainsawing, or various weaponed assault or murder of the very same hookers.
I have always felt it a sad state of affairs when, especially, religious, moral, blah blah blahs find sex or physical pleasure more dangerous or destructive than violence.
Its the biggest joke, yet its the least funny...
and its reality.
Ain't that a bitch?
Violence is an argument or circumstance that equates to an immediate issue of life and death, the greatest and most powerful form of drama available, as well as the least allowed, therfore it is the most exploited.
Well, actually, the fact that violence is most likely portrayed with one's clothes on may be a simple but enormous factor in its egregious and disproprtionate exposure.
Either way, those who basically condone, knowingly or automotonically violence over sex, either really need to get laid, or are in need of being shot themselves.
I understrand the drama of the threat of loss of life, but I hardly feel that sex, and or physical pleasure, should be deemed bad, taboo, or worse than violence, call me crazy.