Few can forget the media’s response to Hurricane Katrina in which its members spread open lies of cannibalism and mass killings. The furor generated calls for Bush’s impeachment while falsely accusing him of racism.
The Kucinich–Wexler impeachment articles introduced in Congress specifically mentioned Katrina in Article XXXI, claiming that Bush has “both personally and acting through his agents and subordinates, failed to take sufficient action to protect life and property prior to and in the face of Hurricane Katrina” whereby he “has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and Commander in Chief, and subversive of constitutional government, to the prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States. Wherefore, President George W. Bush, by such conduct, is guilty of an impeachable offense warranting removal from office.”
The Biden administration has provided a stunning example of disregard and contempt for East Palestine in the wake of the rail disaster. Had this been a black area affected during a Republican administration, it would be the only story on every cable channel accompanied by nationwide protests, a congressional investigation and articles of impeachment.
Mayor Trent Conaway, stunningly, told a town meeting that no one in the White House had even bothered to reach out to him until a day beforehand.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg took ten days before even tweeting about the disaster and has been busy blaming everyone else, dismissing it as one of 1,000 derailments a year and blamed Trump.
The EPA’s administrator Michael Regan took a brief break from pushing equity to finally go down to East Palestine. The EPA, which falsely claims that carbon is a pollutant, claims that the air is safe after the disaster.
No one believes them.
Mayor Trent Conaway told Fox News in an interview that he believes the water in the town is safe, as he has seen the reports that showed contaminants were not present in it. But “you can definitely smell” the chemicals, and he said people are developing rashes.
“You can definitely smell it in downtown and around the shopping district of our town,” Conaway said, referring to the odors residents are reporting.
It took over ten days for Regan to make it out for a photo op. And the media is frantically spinning.
‘Chernobyl 2.0’? Ohio Train Derailment Spurs Wild Speculation. – New York Times
Wild speculation. That’s from the paper that claims everything is systemic racism. The same media that pushed false claims of “We’re All Dying” in Puerto Rico.
The BBC is willing to publish Chernobyl analogies, but the U.S. media is playing damage control.
For East Palestine residents John and Lisa Hamner, life as they knew it came to a screeching, flaming halt at 8:55 pm on 3 February.
“It’s totally wrecked our life,” he told the BBC, choking back tears in the parking lot of his business, where the stench of chemicals and sulphur from the derailment remains powerful.
Mr Hamner’s eyes are red and swollen, which he credits to the lingering physical impact of the chemicals spilled in East Palestine.
Standing on a mound of dirt within sight of the charred remains of several railway cars from the derailment, Mr Hamner likened the incident to Chernobyl, an April 1986 nuclear accident in then-Soviet Ukraine.
He’s not alone. Over the course of two days in East Palestine, several residents told the BBC that they consider the derailment a seminal moment in the town’s history. At least for the foreseeable future, their lives will be measured by what happened before the 3 February disaster and what took place after.
The Biden administration, like its media allies, has provided ample evidence that it doesn’t care, both before and after the fact. That’s impeachable conduct by the rules that the Democrats made.