Skip to comments.CNN to Cover Floating Sewer Arrival Live (On now - Triumph being pulled into Mobile, Alabama)
Posted on 02/14/2013 4:02:02 PM PST by Libloather
RUSH: Now, the poor Carnival Cruise Line. They've got the cruise ship out there that's lost all power. Apparently it is a floating sewer. It's a floating pigsty. I'm sorry, I just can't help it. The media is focusing on this ship. They've actually been focused on it for the last three days as it has been drifting aimlessly out there in the Gulf of Mexico. But now it's got a tow. They're towing the thing and it's heading to Alabama.
CNN is gonna anchor the arrival of the sewer, the floating sewer live tonight. Erin Burnett at seven o'clock will actually anchor the arrival of this floating sewer. It's like this thing is returning from a great war with a bunch of wounded soldiers, except we don't treat wounded soldiers with this much respect. Now, why is the media obsessed with this? Okay, this is a cruise ship, and it's lost power and we're hearing really, really gross accounts from some of the passengers about conditions on board this ship.
I don't feel comfortable repeating some of it, like sewage actually running down the walls of people's cabins. It's really gross stuff. The media is obsessed with this. Now, it has some ingredients that would qualify for media obsession. Suffering. You've got suffering in the midst of plenty: A cruise ship. You have suffering in the midst of opulence. It's a cruise ship. It's a vessel made by the private sector. It's a vessel that operates in the private sector.
It's a vessel that operates for profit, and it's become a floating sewer. As such, it does represent, whether you agree with me or not... I hope you've learned by now never really to disagree with me. But it's an opportunity for the media to make subtle, read-between-the-lines digs at the unfairness and lack of concern by corporate CEOs and owners and profiteers. "They don't care that their ship's a floating pigsty!"
Have you heard what they've offered the passengers? They have offered... (interruption) Did they offer the refund? (interruption) Okay, hang on. (interruption) Calm down in there. It's not worth an adrenaline rush. They have offered a refund and a 15% discount on the next trip. Of course, this is insulting to people like CNN and others who think that the cruise ship company ought to donate the ship to the passengers because of this... (interruption)
No, I'm not defending Carnival. I'm not defending anybody. I'm just trying to perform a service here, a little moderate amount of education as to why a floating, out-of-commission cruise ship makes the media so happy. They're ecstatic with this! They're ecstatic with the suffering. They're ecstatic with all this because it offers them an opportunity to blame somebody, to blame capitalism, to blame the private sector. (interruption)
What's wrong with the offer? (interruption) What, the refund and 15% discount? I'm not commenting on the offer. I'm just telling you what it is. If I ran the cruise ship, I will say it'd be more than a 15% discount. I'd give everybody a comp trip. After refunding, I'd comp 'em. If I ran the cruise ship, I would comp 'em. I would eat the profit on this trip. I would comp the people on board, and then I'd thank God that they trusted me to go on another one of my ships after this.
But that's just me. I don't run this outfit, but if I did, I would comp 'em. I'd refund them and I'd comp 'em on a trip on a whatever they wanted to go, on whatever ship, within the next say two or three years. And if they accepted, I would thank God that I had a chance to get 'em back as customers. But that's just me. And if they did that, then they'd confound the media and everything, but they're not.
The are getting a refund from what I heard. Just shows how stupid most people are. You go out into the middle of the ocean on a ship and then act surprised when this happens.
Imagine living in a densely packed “eco” city when the power goes out. Yep, something like this.
Being aboard any ship is like being in prison with a risk of drowning.
Price $420 Million in 1999
reports of passengers “hoarding”
I hope this bankrupts the Heat owner so he has to sell the team.
I’m gonna guess that the only way you will get these passengers on another cruise, especially a Carnival cruise, is to give them a free trip. A 15% discount implies that these people would spend their money again with Carnival. I doubt it.
Carnival has long been a poorly rated cruise line. I hope the southern ports will get the message & stop hosting these pig boat cruises.
If you base your buying decisions based solely on price you takes yer chances.
As soon as I heard about it, I thought, why not get some other boats out there to remove the folks and get them on some sort of land? I don't get it. Probably learn more about it on Opra.
hmmm... hoarding what I wonder. There are poverty stricken people living under tyrannical/dictatorial rule like this 365 days 24/7 all over the world and for them there is no port in sight. How does the media feel about them?
The smell of that boat will be with them for years! Who is going to get on a bus for a long trip to N.O. or Galveston after their experience? I want A SHOWER NOW and a proper meal if I can get this smell out of my nose!
I’ve never figured out why people pay to get on those things anyway.
>>>reports of passengers hoarding<<<
One man’s hoarder is another man’s prepper.
The MSM doesn’t feel anything about them apparently. Once the revolutions are complete, their subjects/prisoners seem to become irrelevant
I’ve been on a half dozen cruises and enjoyed them all.
Like any transportation medium, problems do arise.
Cruise ships are the preferred vacation choice for people who hang out in shopping malls.
>>>Ive never figured out why people pay to get on those things anyway.<<<
I’ve been on four Princess cruises and they were awesome. It’s a handy way to see a number of different places without having to pack up and go to the airport every time you want to go someplace else. It’s also a boatload less hassle than an airplane for international travel. You don’t get anywhere near the hassle from Customs getting off of a ship as you do on a plane.
It is not for everyone just the same as going hog hunting isn’t for me but I don’t begrudge the people who enjoy it.
Plus....credit for another cruise, a hotel room and/or airfare home upon debarking ship, as well as $500 cash. Some passengers reached were not complaining, despite having to leave their #2's in a plastic bag outside their stateroom, since the cruise ship opened up the liquor cabinets a few days ago and they have been dining on crab & lobster for days. I guess that's making the best of a crappy situation!
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