Skip to comments.LT. GENERAL RUSSEL "RAGIN CAJUN" HONORE TAKES THE PRESS TO THE WOODSHED
Posted on 09/05/2005 8:31:13 PM PDT by marblehead17
"That's B.S. It's B.S.," Honore raged.
See the links to the story and the video of the press conference.
(Excerpt) Read more at federalreview.com ...
I think I am in love! :-) In other words, the media are liars and causing more harm to victims because of it by scaring off would be rescue workers and volunteers.
Personally, I find the general to be a breath of fresh air even with the cigar. He says it like it is, doesn't suffer fools and isn't afraid to get dirty.
Watch him spank the media fools:
My thoughts all along. If the press can get into New Orleans, with trucks, cars, taxis, whatever, WITH their camera crews, why in the h*ll aren't they taking in food and water instead of telling everyone how bad it is?
I know it's a rhetorical question, but one that needs to be answered, or at least, asked.
he smokes a cigar? I wonder what brand?
Wow, what a great story - except that he WASN'T TALKING ABOUT THE PRESS. Read the article... oh heck, here:
The comments that sparked Honore's verbal blast were apparently made by US Representative Bobby Jindal, who represents a New Orleans district.
"The bureaucracy needs to do more than one thing at a time. It's appropriate to save people with helicopters, but it can't be done to the exclusion of everything else," Jindal was quoted by Time magazine as saying.
Honore did not discount that Jindal may be basing his complaints on "isolated" incidents, and said he would follow up with him.
Meanwhile, the (only recently turned) Democratic Mayor of NO has been full of praise for Honore since the day he hopped off the plane:
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin dubbed Honore 'one John Wayne dude' in admiration for his efforts when he showed up in the city last week.
"He came off the doggone chopper, and he started cussing and people started moving," Nagin said in a radio interview on Thursday.
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I heard and saw him this afternoon.... He was amazing. No PC stuff for this guy! *chuckle*
Way to go General! I say this on FOX, I bet it was not shown anywhere else.
Love Honore, Hate the Media..
Pretty much says it all.
"him say the other day, " were not stuck on stupid ".."
He's the one who said that? LOL It's just such a shock to hear an officer talk like he did today in public. Officers may use that kind of language to the men/women in the military, but you don't hear it in public (I've never been in the service BTW). I'm not criticizing him, just surprised.
" I say this on FOX, I bet it was not shown anywhere else."
I saw it on CNN.
A star is born.
Did you see the response? Here it is.
I read the article because I linked the damn thing. He wasn't talking about the press, HE WAS TALKING TO THEM!. The press was asking dumbass questions and Lt. General Honore took them to task. More need to do the same.
And if Nagin had the same "can do attitude" he would have used the 500+ busses he had at his disposal. Didn't Nagin read his city's own damned disaster manual that clearly stated that these busses would be a significant part of any evacuation. Let me know if you want the pdf file, I have it. Instead, the busses are flooded and people died because of it.
Honore is an infantry commander. He probably toned it down a little.
I caught part of what Honore said. Right on, two thumbs up, cheers and good for him. There ought to be more like him and then the country wouldn't be in the mess its in.