Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Don't Get Stuck On Stupid, Reporters!

With Hurricane Rita approaching, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin decided to backtrack on his previous encouragement to city residents to return and told them instead to evacuate. It may be he was using the storm as cover to retract his wrongheaded announcement after the Coast Guard admiral in charge of part of the relief effort told people to stay away as there was not running water and other necessities.

So Knucklehead Nagin held a press conference where he started to lose control to the assembled journalist pinheads. As Nagin began to panic, Lt. Gen. Russel Honore took over. When the reporters tried to hijack the press conference and confuse the message, Honore told them "Don't get stuck on stupid, reporters!" He had to tell them more than once.

Truer words were never spoken. This could be the new rallying call against the liberal media and against liberals in general. Read the transcript here.

Visualize a world where all our public servants are as competent as the military. Then visualize a world where reporters are as competent as the military, where they deliver news stories constructed with neutral facts instead of editorials disguised as news stories intended to indoctrinate you in their leftist worldview.


Anonymous C130 Aunt said...

General Honore was and is absolutely fabulous and so completely refreshing!! Finally, someone who will obliterate stupid questions and tell the media that their opinions, rather than facts, are a huge part of any problem they "report". We need more of this!!

Wed Sep 21, 08:03:00 PM 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As competent as the military? Is competence measured by the amount of money for which you cannot account? Or is it by a policy of no questions asked? If that is the case, then by all means visualize.

Thu Sep 22, 07:43:00 PM 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm visualizing now what it would be like if the critics of the military were competent. For example, if they had any legitimate issues they probably wouldn't need to snipe with loaded questions based on erroneous premises, which is a form of logically fallacious argument.


Thu Sep 22, 08:10:00 PM 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you serious? If you were actually as smart as you think, you would know that dozens of reports have shown the U.S. military cannot account for spending. Most recently, the GAO reported the Pentagon overstating the cost of reservists by $2 billion not to mention double accounting by the Navy and Marine Corps that cost $1.8 billion. Truly competent, I must say. The only reason we know about the incompetence of the military is because we have to pressure them for information. Again, if lying about your internal policies is competence, then I stand corrected. But do your homework before you post, please.

Fri Sep 23, 07:36:00 PM 2005  
Anonymous C130 Aunt said...

Anonymous must be a pinko waving the crescent moon at the wounded arriving at Walter Reed or the one whose own blog states the military is overpaid and they deserve to be killed for volunteering and serving in the first place.
Military competence? You bet your ass the military is competent. This post initiated by talking about the competence of those who deliver the real presence on the ground, air and sea and how the media distorts their real stories and actions for its own self-serving agenda. Exactly what you have done. You read what you want to hear but not the words that are there. Obviously, you have never served and know no one who does or has. I expect you are a freshman, if that, inspired by some left wing looniversity professor. You are not military and most likely voted for Kerry and gleefully agreed when he voted against the DOD 'wasteful spending on little things that add up' - like Kevlar. Screw you.

Mon Sep 26, 10:19:00 PM 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Would you like to provide some links to these wild charges? I've learned from long experience not to take any lefty "facts" at face value. They've usually undergone quite a bit of distortion by the time they are disgorged.

In my experience, most military accounting problems are due to ambiguous or conflicting demands from Congress. For example, since the Marine Corps is part of the Navy, it is pretty easy to have instances of double accounting where Marine assets are also counted as Navy assets.

However, I note that you avoid the unavoidable topic that the military is simply more competent at performing its tasks, and odd tasks tossed at it, than any other government organization and almost every civilian organization. It's indisputable, despite nitpicking from disgruntled lefties such as yourself who refuse to embrace reality.


Thu Oct 06, 04:11:00 PM 2005  

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