FEMA Apologizes After Sham News Conference

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by IJ Reilly, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. IJ Reilly macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2002
    Location:
    Palookaville
    #1
    http://www.abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=3782176
     
  2. nbs2 macrumors 68030

    nbs2

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2004
    Location:
    A geographical oddity
    #2
    I, along with most people, have been really impressed with the FEMA response. This was a totally unnecessary stunt. If anything, while not changing my view of those on the ground, my opinion of the leadership is lessened.

    I'm glad, that for once, the WH wasn't involved in a PR mess.
     
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

    ham_man

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2005
    #3
    This seems unnecesary given the fact that it appears they are doing a good job. You have got to take advantage of all the good news and press you can, and for heaven's sake if you can't do that at least sit on your hands and don't turn it into a negative...which is exactly what they did here...:rolleyes:
     
  4. lord patton macrumors 65816

    lord patton

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Location:
    Chicago
    #4
    I wish I could say, "Wow, how unbelievable." Alas...

    And why would they think they'd get away with it, anyhow?
     
  5. mactastic macrumors 68040

    mactastic

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    Location:
    Colly-fornia
    #5
    Makes one wonder how many times this has worked in the past...
     
  6. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    LaLaLand, CA
    #6
    Didn't Bush once do something similar with a speech in front of members of the military who were actually part of the military's publicity dept? Forgot what they're called, but at least he got called on it. Kinda.

    Yeah, I'm not surprised either, and it is doubly stupid since they didn't even make things worse this time.
     
  7. it5five macrumors 65816

    it5five

    Joined:
    May 31, 2006
    Location:
    New York
    #7
    The man on NPR who reported about this had a good response:

    He interviewed himself about the situation.

    He also made sure to give himself some flattering compliments, just as the staffers did.
     
  8. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    LaLaLand, CA
    #8
    To quote Olbermann about the guy responsible, who was supposed to be promoted, but wasn't after this: “…We’re told that a high ranking member of the Bush administration reviewed someone’s record, found him lacking and then severed ties with him."

    :D
     
  9. KingYaba macrumors 68040

    KingYaba

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Up the irons
    #9
    This is right out of the Soviet Union's playbook. :eek:
     
  10. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Location:
    Yahooville S.C.
    #10
    FEMA...isnt that just another Social Program destroyed by BushCo? Not much that comes from this administration that isnt fiction.
     
  11. hulugu macrumors 68000

    hulugu

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2003
    Location:
    the faraway towns
    #11
    This is old hat for this administration. Remember Jeff Gannon? How did an unknown reporter, with mediocre press credentials, and an 'interesting' past, get to work in the White House Press Corps?

    Or, the allegiance questionnaires for town-meetings? Rummy getting a friendly military audience, except for one notable exchange. The White House has been handling it's public face for so long it's become reflexive. This time they got caught.
     
  12. solvs macrumors 603

    solvs

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Location:
    LaLaLand, CA
    #12
    I almost forgot about gay prostitute "Jeff Gannon". I don't get it though. They already have their own media propagandists. Now they're just getting lazy.

    I was trying really hard not to laugh when Chertoff was talking about how they wouldn't tolerate such things, so I started crying instead.
     

Share This Page