Saturday, September 03, 2005
Bright Spot: ANDERSON COOPER
Well, here's a bright spot: This morning on CNN I heard Anderson Cooper take on Trent Lot like a bulldog with a bone. Trentso just kept spinning and spinning about how nobody's done anything wrong handling Katrina, it's just that Katrina was so BAAAAAD. Way more bad than all those other, nicer hurricanes.
Well, Anderson refused to cut him a break. Kept badgering him with repeated questions about why it took five days for aid to arrive. About why, when we all knew ahead of time that Katrina was on her way, no one had emergency paraphernalia in place before she hit. Etc.
At one point Spinster Trentso got hot and said something like, "It's only you news media who are pointing fingers!" And Anderson -- staying way cool -- said something like, "No sir, it's not. Mr. ____ from New Orleans asked me to ask you these questions."