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NBC Edits Democratic Atlanta Mayor Out of Snowstorm Controversy, Blames GOP Governor
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Posted on 01/31/2014 7:54:42 PM PST by chessplayer

At the top of Thursday's NBC Nightly News, anchor Brian Williams proclaimed that "the [Republican] governor of Georgia [Nathan Deal] chose to fall on his snow shovel" over how Tuesday's rare southern snowstorm "was handled, or better yet, mishandled" in the state. However, the coverage that followed failed to mention Atlanta's Democratic Mayor Kasim Reed by name even once. [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump]

In his report, correspondent Tom Costello declared: "A lot of anger directed toward city and state officials for failing to heed the weather forecasts. And today we learned that both the Governor and the director of the emergency services for the state were sleeping as those forecasts grew even more dire." Those "city officials" were not specified.


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: enemedia

1 posted on 01/31/2014 7:54:42 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

They they go Katrina-ing again.


2 posted on 01/31/2014 7:56:36 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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3 posted on 01/31/2014 7:59:26 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: chessplayer
And today we learned that both the Governor and the director of the emergency services for the state were sleeping as those forecasts grew even more dire

Kinda like Benghazi and someone we all know?

4 posted on 01/31/2014 8:00:38 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: chessplayer

Anybody expect anything less? I say, pass it on up the chain of command and point a finger at Obama. I mean, after all, if you are going to pass the buck, pass it all the way to the top.

Democrats, asshole one and all.


5 posted on 01/31/2014 8:00:42 PM PST by doc1019
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To: chessplayer

That is why NBC is sucking up the rear in the ratings.


6 posted on 01/31/2014 8:02:29 PM PST by Parmy
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To: chessplayer

Huh. Amazing the power a Republican governor can have when Democrats run cities and school boards/


7 posted on 01/31/2014 8:02:50 PM PST by RginTN
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To: ilgipper
They they go Katrina-ing again.

Now that you mention it...

It's Obama's fault!

8 posted on 01/31/2014 8:03:54 PM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: chessplayer

That’s because racism caused the gridlock. Duh

What Does Racism Have to Do With Gridlock?
In Atlanta, everything. http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/01/atlanta_s_snow_fiasco_the_real_problem_in_the_south_isn_t_weather_it_s_history.html


9 posted on 01/31/2014 8:04:20 PM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: chessplayer

If they are going to blame anyone, it should be the entire local NBC NEWS TEAM, and other networks as well.

Did any of them warn the public about this sudden ice problem before it happened ?


10 posted on 01/31/2014 8:07:20 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: chessplayer

Global climate change is the fault of the republican party.


11 posted on 01/31/2014 8:09:29 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: chessplayer

I remember back around Feb of 1969 a major snowstorm hammered NYC. The mishandling of the cleanup severely damaged then mayor John Lindsay’s further political aspirations, though, in all fairness, part of the blame could be placed on an ongoing sanitation strike at the time. In a way this sounds like deja vu all over again.


12 posted on 01/31/2014 8:20:52 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: chessplayer

People in GA complaining about Deal and the snow were already committed to the Democrat candidate, who is ___. Is it the Carter scion?


13 posted on 01/31/2014 8:26:59 PM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Lorianne
What Does Racism Have to Do With Gridlock?
So is Tracy Thompson calling individualism a "code word" for racism?
14 posted on 01/31/2014 8:27:25 PM PST by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: chessplayer

Selective reporting at NBC ?
No way !


15 posted on 01/31/2014 8:33:45 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: UCANSEE2
If they are going to blame anyone, it should be the entire local NBC NEWS TEAM, and other networks as well.

If the media would quit the incessant propaganda about global warming, maybe the mayor would have considered being prepared for the coming storm.

16 posted on 01/31/2014 8:39:19 PM PST by oldbrowser (Obamacare is Obama's Great Leap Forward)
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To: chessplayer

Since when is a freaking governor responsible for snow removal?


17 posted on 01/31/2014 8:40:00 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: chessplayer

Fill in the blank for twenty points: Bush is to Hurricane Katrina as _______ is to Snowstorm Leon......


18 posted on 01/31/2014 8:42:54 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: chessplayer

Aaaaugh! Thousands of kids stranded at schools in Georgia, Alabama
http://iceagenow.info/2014/01/aaaaugh-thousands-kids-stranded-schools-georgia-alabama/

Columbia, South Carolina has a grand total of nine snowplows
http://iceagenow.info/2014/01/columbia-south-carolina-grand-total-snowplows/

Video – Thousands still stranded on Atlanta highways
http://iceagenow.info/2014/01/thousands-stranded-atlanta-highways/


19 posted on 01/31/2014 8:42:58 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: chessplayer

Whole state of Georgia was hit with an ice storm. Only place that had major problems was a city run by democrats and the media blames republicans. Should we expect anything less from NBC?


20 posted on 01/31/2014 8:44:26 PM PST by barmag25 (Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!!!)
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To: chessplayer

Bullshit. (NBC,not you).


21 posted on 01/31/2014 8:44:39 PM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: chessplayer

NBC News is the Justin Bieber of the news networks — a train wreck every day.


22 posted on 01/31/2014 9:16:09 PM PST by BlessedBeGod (Democrats are Cruz'n for a Bruisin' in 2016. / Obama=Unspeakable Audacity)
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To: chessplayer

I hereby nominate NBC and its affiliates for the 2014 Goebbels Award for excellence in totalitarian propaganda.


23 posted on 01/31/2014 9:28:02 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: chessplayer

Sure — local governments can do more but this is ridiculous. In Birmingham I am not sure when we had an event like this that trapped people in cars for 12 hours - if ever. We have had occasional ice storms but this was unexpected and a lot of people were trapped. Maybe 1982 was close? There was major ice / snow events in the 1990s but there was more lead time.

This notion that government has to ensure rare events don’t happen is absurd. What are they supposed to do — keep sand on every road in a state when the temperature falls below 32?


24 posted on 01/31/2014 10:12:31 PM PST by plain talk
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To: chessplayer

Mayor Reed uses police escort Tuesday while others are left stranded

http://www.wbtv.com/story/24603269/mayor-reed-uses-police-escort-tuesday-while-others-are-left-stranded


25 posted on 01/31/2014 11:25:21 PM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: doc1019

if you are going to pass the buck, pass it all the way to the top.
___________________________________________

Good point.


26 posted on 01/31/2014 11:26:52 PM PST by o-n-money
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To: Lorianne

Oh, yeah. MSNBC did an in depth analysis last night about how it was all the fault of white racists.


27 posted on 01/31/2014 11:58:26 PM PST by chessplayer
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To: ilgipper

It was a scene very reminiscent of Obama. After Governor Deal stood there and took the blame and responsibility and pledge to correct future responses, Kaseem Reed pulled an Obama.


28 posted on 02/01/2014 2:14:18 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Lorianne

Drive on the parts of I-285 within the city of Atlanta at night and you will quickly notice the freeway lights are turned off.


29 posted on 02/01/2014 2:15:53 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: VeniVidiVici

I guess he commands the GDOT, and GEMA, State Police, etc.

The one thing I will say is that he did not stand up there like Obama and Mayor Reed blaming anyone but himself. He admitted his error and promised he’d not let that happen again. I believe him.


30 posted on 02/01/2014 2:17:49 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: chessplayer

More reason for NBC to be at the bottom of the trusted list.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 5:48:13 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: chessplayer

Busted.

32 posted on 02/01/2014 5:57:48 AM PST by McGruff (I'm a Conservative. Not necessarily a Republican.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

City plows plow city streets, county plows plow county roads, state plows plow state highways. That’s the way it works around here. Of course, in the south they don’t have that many plows to make it all work.


33 posted on 02/01/2014 6:05:41 AM PST by tioga (Every knee shall bend, every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord.)
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To: chessplayer

What is this NBC you speak of?


34 posted on 02/01/2014 6:41:49 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Impala64ssa

I think it does now


35 posted on 02/01/2014 8:03:20 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: chessplayer

The Amish have been running the City of Atlanta and Fulton County for over 30 years and they don’t do it well.


36 posted on 02/01/2014 8:22:08 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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