Skip to comments.CNN reporter to poop-cruise passenger: This was a little bit like Katrina, wasn’t it?
Posted on 02/15/2013 8:24:21 AM PST by chessplayer
Skip to 3:35 for your media moment du jour and for the pitch-perfect reply from a guy whos somehow managed to retain his sense of perspective better than CNN despite having spent the past three days floating around on a giant toilet. If you think conditions onboard werent that bad, read Lilekss thoughtful piece this morning at the Bleat. Scorching heat, power outage, no showers, few working toilets for 3,000 people, and oh that stench: It was awfully unpleasant generally and 10 times as unpleasant for the crew, which had to cope with all that while tending to passengers for whatever pittance the cruise line pays them.The cabins got so hot without A/C that people had to drag their mattresses into the hallways and sleep there. But it was over after a few days. No one died. They even got free booze! And yet cable news was treating this last night, in the words of one person on Twitter, like it was the POWs coming home from Vietnam. I spent an hour watching Erin Burnett and Martin Savidge jockeying for position amid a gigantic media scrum so that they could ask departing passengers important questions like Would you ever take another cruise? and Are you glad to be back? (Spoiler alert: They were glad to be back.) The high point, I think, was when respected financial reporter Burnett assured the viewers at home that she could indeed smell it from their position on the dock. But then, thats been a recurring theme of CNNs coverage: Over on their websites video page, where they post the most highlight-worthy stuff, theyve got more than one clip up illustrating why the term poop deck took on special meaning on this trip. Their inexplicably intense interest in this unfortunate, occasionally snicker-worthy, but otherwise mundane story extended online yesterday morning to carrying a live feed of the boat being tugged to shore. Thats all it was, a long shot of a gigantic ship inching its way towards the coast, for minutes on end. Watch Stewart in the second clip below for thoughts on that; it did indeed reach the point late last night, during saturation coverage of the big disembarking, where you began to wish theyd get back to talking about Marco Rubio taking a sip of water.
now you know why they work for CNN
Briefly newsworthy? Yes. But I find it difficult to feel real sorry for people on a cruise when I’m worry about being able to buy groceries.
In a sane and just world, they’d ask if it was like Benghazi.
No, it was like Waco.
Like Katrina? As in, Bush’s fault? Yep.
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These passengers were treated to what it’s like to live in ghettos of New Deli India. They should have to pay more for an education like that.
When they say something like that, I wish some wit would say something like, “Oh no, it wasn’t like Katrina AT ALL. But it was EXACTLY like THE GO-GOs REUNION TOUR!”
You can hear the undertones of this event somehow being portrayed as some kind of perverse revenge against rich white people who can afford to take luxury cruises.
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“CNN reporter to poop-cruise passenger: This was a little bit like Katrina, wasnt it?”
No, it was more like a democrat sponsored demonstration, protest or other “happening”.
Naturally the scumbag Democrat newsrooms are going to trot out Katrina, because that was Bush's storm, rather than an Ubama storm like Sandy when they want to draw a comparison.
Can’t people “go” over the side? Isn’t that what they used to do back in the day?
Well they need to get 5 years of government paid housing and 300 dollar EBT to spend on booze and strippers STAT
Immediately after Katrina, I remember when FEMA reserved/commandeered a cruise ship to be used as emergency housing for displaced New Orleanians and they refused to live on it, claiming that it was beneath their dignity or civil rights or something.
The CNN reporterettes would not have that factoid in their memory bank because after all: everything is George Bush’s fault.
Why no, it wasn’t like Katrina. It was more like a combination between a Democrat convention and Occupy Wall Street.
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