The Arab Daily News Podcast

08-25-16 It’s the News Media, Stupid

August 26, 2016

It's the News Media, Stupid!

Ray Hanania's column & commentary audio podcast, www.RayHanania.com August 25, 2016 explores the hypocrisy of the news media in covering Donald Trump versus Hillary Clinton, and how the media downplays a tragedy in Louisiana, compared to the tragedy in New Orleans 11 years before, in order to make anti-Trump attacks. It's the News Media, Stupid!

Playing golf or politics with people’s suffering

By Ray Hanania

The flood damage in Louisiana is considered one of the worst American natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

More than 40,000 homes have been seriously damaged or destroyed by the flooding and thousands have been made homeless. 

It also may be the worst example of politically motivate media bias since Katrina, too. And the timing is ironic:  Katrina slammed nearby New Orleans 11 years ago this month.

The Louisiana floods began on Friday August 12. By Thursday August 18, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump flew to Baton Rouge to tour the flood ravaged region and asked out loud the question no one in the media wanted to ask: Why isn’t President Obama in Louisiana showing support?

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