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Gabler's Gripe: Karr Crimped Katrina Coverage
Fox News Watch/NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/02/2006 4:32:52 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

by Mark Finkelstein

September 2, 2006 - 19:20

I don't know about you, but by the end of the Bush-bashing festival that was the MSM's coverage of the one-year Katrina anniversary, I was about ready to climb up on my roof with a bedsheet message begging to be evacuated by helicopter.

Neal Gabler also had a complaint about the Katrina anniversary coverage: there wasn't enough of it.

On this evening's Fox News Watch, Gabler made his comment in the context of the panel's discussion of the John Mark Karr fiasco. Griped Gabler:

"The embarrassment isn't that he wasn't guilty, the embarrassment is the disproportionate amount of coverage he got even if he had been guilty. The problem is there [were] virtually no [TV news] minutes devoted to Katrina on the eve of the Katrina anniversary."

Could it be that when he's not on FNW, Neal inhabits Pluto? Anyone living in this solar system surely could not have escaped the flood of Katrina coverage last week.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Colorado; US: Louisiana; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: bushbashing; fnc; foxnewswatch; johnmarkkarr; katrina; nealgabler; pluto
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1 posted on 09/02/2006 4:32:53 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; netmilsmom; Diogenesis; YaYa123; MEG33; ...

Fox News Watch/NewsBusters Gabler-from-Pluto ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/02/2006 4:33:35 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I am wondering if they will do a special on Rita. Rita was the same size as Katrina and it wiped out the city of Cameron, LA.


3 posted on 09/02/2006 4:34:50 PM PDT by Perdogg (Democrats = terrorists)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

What kind of idiot needs to re-live a hurricane? The only thing I can think of more boring than John Karr coverage are Katrina rememberances. I know, I know...this was to have been a "Bash Bush fiesta" for the Clown Car Media (CCM) to remind us all how "incompetent" Bush was since that was the entire take-away the media and their Democratic allies had from this disaster. But the rest of normal, sane America is sick of it and ready to move on.


4 posted on 09/02/2006 4:35:17 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I wonder if Karr will confess that he killed Natalee Hollaway?


5 posted on 09/02/2006 4:36:02 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Simple question for the MSM and the "hate Bush" crowd.

What has been the role of the Federal Governent in domestic Natural Disasters in the past?

They can't answer because their hate and stupidity blind them to historical facts.


6 posted on 09/02/2006 4:36:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (the war on poverty should include health club memberships for the morbidly poor)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I find Gabler and Alan Colms so disgustingly revolting I just don't watch the shows they are on.
7 posted on 09/02/2006 4:37:50 PM PDT by duckman (I refuse to use a tag line...I mean it.)
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To: duckman

Gabler makes me want to throw heavy objects at the screen.


8 posted on 09/02/2006 4:40:00 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (Democrats are guilty of whatever they scream the loudest about.)
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To: MikeA
Re: Clown Car Media (CCM)

I like it.

9 posted on 09/02/2006 4:40:41 PM PDT by ChadGore (VISUALIZE 62,041,268 Bush fans. We Vote.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

How about "katrina crimped Armitage coverage!"


10 posted on 09/02/2006 4:41:50 PM PDT by jackv (just shakin' my head)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gabler is the reason I stopped watching Fox News Watch.


11 posted on 09/02/2006 4:44:01 PM PDT by BW2221
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To: Clintonfatigued
I wonder if Karr will confess that he killed Natalee Hollaway?

I wonder if he'll confess to starting Hurricane Katrina.

12 posted on 09/02/2006 4:44:19 PM PDT by Tall_Texan (I wish a political party would come along that thinks like I do.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I watched Fox News Watch today. Ugh! Not a single word about the over-the-top reporting and punditry over the Wilson/Plame fiasco.

Now that it has gone down in flames I was waiting for any one of them to even mention the ridiculous rhetoric concerning Cheney, Rove or even President Bush. What about Scooter Libby????

Apologies are in order from the press AND Fitz. Hoo boy did they all get that one wrong...but not a word.

News Watch? Not hardly.


13 posted on 09/02/2006 4:44:45 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: ChadGore

Thanks. I just decided MSM or LSM and all the other designations for the flaming fools in the media just didn't do justice to the kind of lib nuttery we get out of them or that those terms were sufficiently descriptive of medIdiocy. Thus CCM.


14 posted on 09/02/2006 4:45:14 PM PDT by MikeA (Not voting out of anger in November is a vote for Nancy Pelosi as Speaker of the House)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Neal Gabler is an idiot. Was he kidnapped by terrorists in the week leading up to the katrina anniversary and not given access to tv or the internet? Every time I tuned in to the news there was some mention of Katrina, there was Katrina coverage every day for about a week. Even Access Hollywood mentioned Katrina when they interviewed Spike Lee. Then there was Dr Phil's show about Katrina which I did not bother to watch. It was Katrina, Katrina, Katrina all of last week leading up to Monday.


15 posted on 09/02/2006 4:45:28 PM PDT by psjones
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To: Fresh Wind

I could NOT believe that they never mentioned Plamegate on the show supposedly reviewing medianews for the previous week!
I sent the following to Newsbusters.com and to Jim Pinkerton!
Biggest political/media story of the week and your show gave it not one second. Half the time was spent on the pervert Carr and
Photoshopped Katie. I know those also showed the phoniness of the driveby scribblers / dribblers but certainly the destruction of the
media strawman with which they've been beating up the president for three years only to say 'nevermind' when it's proven a fraud, was more worthy of time than anything else presented. We were extremely disappointed not to see Neal reaction; he's still screaming about the 'lies' when the basis of those accusations has been destroyed. Can't you find some liberal who's not a victim of the Bush Derangement Syndrome?

Disappointedly yours,


16 posted on 09/02/2006 4:46:02 PM PDT by SouthCarolinaKit
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To: Liberty Valance

Great point! That was really the media story of the week.


17 posted on 09/02/2006 4:46:08 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (Watching the Today Show since 2002 so you don't have to.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I stopped for a brief moment on FNC the other night. Shep was trying to puff up NOLA, putting residents
of NO on the same level as Mississippians when it came to rebuilding.

I couldn't take it.

Smith should just go buy a bath house, and give up on an increasingly incomprehensible "career".

The days of bizarreness, à la Cap'n Dan, are over.

18 posted on 09/02/2006 4:47:33 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Last year Gabler was probably mad at Katrina for hiding the Rove/Wilson/Bush conspiracy that was finally going to end the nightmare of the Bush Administration. He probably hates Pluto too.
19 posted on 09/02/2006 4:48:26 PM PDT by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: MikeA
Clown Car Media (CCM)

Paging Merriam-Webster.   Paging Funk and Wagnalls.   Paging Limbaugh Letter.....

That's priceless!   Much better than anything anyone else has come up with!

20 posted on 09/02/2006 4:49:30 PM PDT by jigsaw (Islam Electric: "We Take Good Things From Life.")
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To: MikeA

"...Clown Car Media (CCM)..."

I like that, M. Amost as good as the "drive-by media", IMO!


21 posted on 09/02/2006 4:50:58 PM PDT by butternut_squash_bisque (The recipe's at my FR HomePage. Try it!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

LOL. I saw that. I just knew you would spot it. I was just about ready to say that I agreed with Gabler, which made me mildly ill, and he went to the "real" story that should have been covered. Saved me, it did.


22 posted on 09/02/2006 4:53:57 PM PDT by Bahbah (Goldwasser, Regev and Shalit, we are praying for you...)
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To: SouthCarolinaKit

"Can't you find some liberal who's not a victim of the Bush Derangement Syndrome?"


BDS. I like it. This disorder should be immediately written into the DSM-IV.


23 posted on 09/02/2006 4:59:28 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Father of an American Soldier)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'll agree that Karr was one of the most useless and disgusting stories I'd ever seen on TV. Watching a paedophile fly in and discuss what the cuisine was like on the flight, the MSM was basically idolizing a common pervert like he was Michael Jackson or somebody.


24 posted on 09/02/2006 5:00:00 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Fox Newswatch is one of the few yap shows I watch. I think Neil Gabler is a seething, nancyboy. He's a vile douchebag. I could go on and on about Gabler. He's perfect for this show though. He opens his mouth, spews out some leftist crapola, then Cal Thomas (or Rich Lowry) & Jim Pinkerton slap him down. Damn fine entertainment that.

Did I mention that Neil Gabler is a preening douchebag?? That really doesn't get mentioned enought.


25 posted on 09/02/2006 5:05:22 PM PDT by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned)
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To: duckman
I find Gabler and Alan Colms so disgustingly revolting I just don't watch the shows they are on.

I'm with you. Gabler is just a liberal troll that's been dipped in pubic hair. I stopped watching Hannity & Colms some time ago. I can't stand Colms and I can't stand the incoherent noise that results when several people talk at once.

I'd also add Juan Williams to my list but he's usually called out on his BS democrap talking points early on. Then he just sits there with that same blank look on his face that my dog gets when I put him on the phone.
26 posted on 09/02/2006 5:07:16 PM PDT by Jaysun (Idiot Muslims. They're just dying to have sex orgies.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Have you noticed, though, how Bush made Ernesto miss the Gulf area? And how gas prices are now mysteriously going down? Could it have anything to do with the election coming up?


27 posted on 09/02/2006 5:08:53 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gabler is on that show to make conservatives mad. He does what Eleanor Clift used to do on the McLaughlin show before he went full moonbat himself.


28 posted on 09/02/2006 5:12:59 PM PDT by AmishDude (`[N]on-state actors' can project force around the world more easily than Canada". -- Mark Steyn)
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To: ChadGore
Re: Clown Car Media (CCM)

An insult to clowns everywhere....
29 posted on 09/02/2006 5:15:42 PM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: butternut_squash_bisque

Well the initials are famous in Canada as a leading sports equipment company but hey everything starts somewhere.

30 posted on 09/02/2006 5:20:08 PM PDT by xp38
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To: Perdogg

The good people of Cameron had the sense God gave them to get out when they were told to get out. They haven't pissed and moaned about the government not doing anything for them, yada, yada, yada. Southwest Louisiana and all of Southeast Texas got hit badly and have rebounded. The only major loss of life was due to the bus fire near Dallas. Cameron, Creole, Holly Beach and Johnsons Bayou will be back before the Doofasses in NOLA even wake up. No Nagin, Landrieu or Blanco in the way.


31 posted on 09/02/2006 5:21:05 PM PDT by shankbear
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To: duckman

Same here. On the upside, Alan Colmes radio show appears to have been pulled in Dallas.


32 posted on 09/02/2006 5:25:00 PM PDT by Buck W. (If you push something hard enough, it will fall over.)
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To: shankbear

I thought a bomb had gone off. I had never seen so much destruction.


33 posted on 09/02/2006 5:25:44 PM PDT by Perdogg (My friends say I should act my age - What's my age again?)
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To: Perdogg
I am wondering if they will do a special on Rita. Rita was the same size as Katrina and it wiped out the city of Cameron, LA.

I want news coverage on the anniversary of General Russell Honore telling the reporters, in preparation for dealing with Rita, that "they are stuck on stupid".

34 posted on 09/02/2006 5:26:49 PM PDT by Christian4Bush ("Ma'am, you don't have to thank us. You just go beat him for us." Soldier to Irey re: Murtha)
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To: Clintonfatigued

"I wonder if Karr will confess that he killed Natalee Hollaway?"

I'm sure he'd like a champagne flight to Aruba where he could be the center of attention for a few weeks, but even the feckless justice system of Aruba isn't as dumb as DA Lacy of Boulder.


35 posted on 09/02/2006 5:30:31 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Perdogg

STUNNING. At least the folks remembered Audry from 1957. If a big thunderstorm pops up offshore they consider leaving.


36 posted on 09/02/2006 5:30:42 PM PDT by shankbear
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To: jackv

Exactly, they didn't touch the news story of the year: Joseph Wilson/Valerie Plame are frauds and the press and Special Prosecutor knew it all along.


37 posted on 09/02/2006 5:52:26 PM PDT by carrier-aviator
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Give Neal Gabler a break folks. If you were born without a brain, you too would talk and act like an idiot and moron combined. Such a piece of waste is Mr. Galber. Now, you all fret about the MSM coverage and fawning about Hurricane Katrina. Frankly Scarlett, no one with half a brain gives a damn. These fools can rant all they want, but a quick look at TX, MS, FL, & AL show great progress and uplift from within. The state of Louisiana has a problem, a few problems like Kathleen Blanco, Ray "Chocolate" Nagin, William "Felon" Jefferson, The Congressional "racist" Black Caucus, Mary "the witch" Landrieu, etc., not mention no police department, no fire department, no hospitals, no public schools, no city services in NOLA, courtesy of enlightened Black leadership. NOLA now joyfully joins Cleveland, Detroit, etc. as the dregs cities in America brought to you by the Democrat Party and their third world race mongers. You know, there are millions of ultra talented Black folk in this USA. Too bad they don't realize what really has been done to them in a negative fashion by the Democrat "slavery" Party and their present Black leadership. The week of MSM crying and bad mouthing GW Bush over Katrina was a waste of time. As for Gabler, let's how old Neal yells when Bin Laden and company slit his Jewish throat. What a waste of humanity!!!


38 posted on 09/02/2006 6:17:30 PM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: Fresh Wind
Gabler makes me want to throw heavy objects at the screen.

Gables has made me throw heavy objects at the screen.

39 posted on 09/02/2006 6:18:31 PM PDT by tsmith130
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Neil 'The Gobbler' Gabler..."No, No, No,...I AM NOT heterophobic!!"


40 posted on 09/02/2006 6:31:04 PM PDT by Hornet19 ((spp.gov)...Read it and GET MAD!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I forgot to watch "Newswatch" today. Sounds like I gave my blood pressure a break. I usually spend about half the show yelling at gabler and that idiot jane hall.


41 posted on 09/02/2006 6:36:23 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Perdogg

"Rita was the same size as Katrina..."

When I first read this sentence, I thought you were referring to the size of Rita Cosby's hips.


42 posted on 09/02/2006 6:45:03 PM PDT by 04-Bravo
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To: shankbear

I live in Lake Charles. Let's just say that SWLA is nothing like NOLA. It's booming here. My brother works in Johnson's Bayou and they are coming along well. If the government agencies on all levels would get out of the people's way progress would be much faster.

There was a story of an older crab fisherman whose property was on the industrial canal. The new building restrictions were very cost prohibitive so he built him a house boat and bought him a nice chemical toilet and a new trailer to haul it all with him when the next storm comes along. He only has to deal with the Coast Guard now, not the various planning and development folks. He was proud of that toilet too. lol He's back to work doing what he loves. He was 67 years old and knew he was too old to start over and all he loved was crabbing. He's doing very well now. That is typical of the people in Cameron Parish. They are tough and resourceful.


43 posted on 09/02/2006 6:47:02 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

All I can say is Karl Rove is a genius.


44 posted on 09/02/2006 6:49:22 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (This Program is Morally Good)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
News flash to Gabler, I JUST DON'T CARE ABOUT KATRINA ANYMORE.
45 posted on 09/02/2006 6:50:00 PM PDT by bfree (Liberalism-the yellow meat,)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

If Gabler and the rest of the DBM hadn't been hyperventilating over Ernesto, hoping and praying that it would turn into a Cat 5 monster that would annihilate the entire eastern seaboard, they could have devoted a few more hours to pounding Katrina into the ground.


46 posted on 09/02/2006 6:52:35 PM PDT by CFC__VRWC (AIDS, abortion, euthanasia - Don't liberals just kill ya?)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I'm so sick of Katrina coverage I could puke.


47 posted on 09/02/2006 6:57:26 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Gabler is a gasbag, and clearly doesn't watch as much television as I do. I remember the cable channels hyper-ventilating about the possibility of Ernesto hitting New Orleans practically before Ernesto was named. To refresh my memory, I looked up dates:

""""The strong wind shear and the Saharan Air Layer prevented development in the early stages, but it became much more organized near the Windward Islands. It was declared Tropical Depression Five on August 24 after a Hurricane Hunters flight found a closed circulation.

The system continued to become more organized, and it was upgraded to a tropical storm on August 25 west of the Lesser Antilles, after another reconnaissance flight. Organization continued through August 26 leading to a strengthening to a Category 1 hurricane in the early hours of August 27. Ernesto became the first hurricane of the 2006 Atlantic hurricane season with maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph.[1] The 5 a.m. August 27 advisory noted that Ernesto was "likely undergoing rapid intensification". However, it interacted with the mountainous land mass of Hispaniola and rapidly weakened to tropical storm strength. It was expected to regain strength after traversing Cuba's rough terrain.[2] At 11 a.m. EDT August 28, Ernesto was about 35 miles west of Guantanamo, moving northwest near 10 mph. It dumped heavy rain in localized areas of eastern Cuba, but the storm's winds had diminished greatly as it started moving across land, leading Cuban meteorologist Jose Rubiera said on state television.""""""


All through late August, cable weather watchers became Katrina obsessed, never mentioning Ernesto without the ubiquitious reference to Katrina, or "the levees won't hold", or "this time New Orleans will have 500 buses on the ready."

Neal Gabler is a fool, but smart enough not to criticize the MSM for hoping New Orleans would get another hurricane just in time for the Bash Bush Katrina Anniversary.




48 posted on 09/02/2006 7:04:57 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: MikeA

49 posted on 09/02/2006 7:07:28 PM PDT by pbear8 (Thanks Lord for Steve Centanni and Olaf Wiig's safe return.)
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To: Fresh Wind

My husband has stopped me several times from bashing in our TV. This man is sick.


50 posted on 09/02/2006 7:43:02 PM PDT by sibb1213
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