Remember the media’s sudden interest in Puerto Rico when it was hit by a hurricane and lost power? Remember Anderson Cooper and the “We’re All Dying” t-shirts?
Remember how Trump was somehow personally responsible for Puerto Rico being a dysfunctional mess where the power grid goes down if you look at it funny?
Somehow this time things are different.
Nearly 5 years after Hurricane Maria devastated the island, Sunday’s storm brings 85-mph winds, pounding rains and “catastrophic” flood potential to the U.S. territory.
But this time there’s a very different narrative.
Puerto Rico was without power as nightfall approached Sunday amid catastrophic flooding, hurricane force winds and the destruction of at least one bridge, five years nearly to the day after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.
This time the coverage is straight news. No mention of the Biden administration at all. Just a brief reference to FEMA. And statements by local officials, none of which involve “We Are Dying” t-shirts or claims that the White House has personally killed everyone in Puerto Rico.
And we all know that the coverage would be very different if Trump or any Republican were in the White House.
A hurricane is one of those unavoidable forces of nature that makes power grids go down when a Democrat is in the White House, but the personal responsibility of any Republican in the White House.
Fix your headline, guys.
Robert Henderson says
The Media”? You must mean the murky, stinking pipes of the worthless, corrupt, SewerStream Media (SSM), Enemy of the People, lower than a snake’s belly in a wagon rut. Thank THE LORD for decent, honest Media, like GAB, Rebel News, certain segments of FOX News, the American Spectator, Pat Buchanan, Frontpagemag.com (you), The Epoch Times, and others.
Jeff Bargholz says
I saw that bridge get washed away on TV today. It’s a perfect analogy for the American relief money to Puerto Rico that washed away. It was built just after Hurricane Maria, presumably to replace the one washed away then. Those Ricans steal most of the relief money and hire their incompetent cousins to reconstruct things at cut rate prices. And you just know the Bailout Biden administration will give them more money than last time.
Algorithmic Analyst says
“The island’s social and economic conditions are generally advanced by Latin American standards”
lol, I was looking up their history and found that 🙂
Yes. Actually I’m surprised! Really!
… I’m surprised Fiona is not Orange Man Bad’s fault.
… According to the MSM.
G-d bless y’all.