Michelle Malkin notices a theme in Katrina coverage: an anti-Bush slant!
A CNN piece is indicative if a meme that is shared by other news organizations listed in Michelle's post:
Companies with ties to the Bush White House and the former head of FEMA are clinching some of the administration's first disaster relief and reconstruction contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. At least two major corporate clients of lobbyist Joe Allbaugh, President Bush's former campaign manager and a former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have already been tapped to start recovery work along the battered Gulf Coast.
One is Shaw Group Inc. and the other is Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg Brown and Root. Vice President Dick Cheney is a former head of Halliburton. [Ed: Dum-dum-duuuum!]
We all know how e-e-e-e-e-v-il Halliburton is. But all this undue attention may uncover associations unwelcome to a Bush-hating and Democrat-excusing media machine. As Michelle notes:
The Shaw Group, a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate, is headed by Jim Bernhard, the current chairman of the Louisiana Democratic Party. Bernhard worked tirelessly for Democrat Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco's runoff campaign and served as co-chair of her transition team. Another Shaw executive was Blanco's campaign manager. Bernhard is back-scratching chums with Blanco, whom he has lent/offered the Shaw Group's corporate jets to on numerous occasions.
So, why was none of this mentioned in CNN's Bush-profiteers-are-evil narrative?
Ok, so on one hand, we have a media that seems to take amazing glee in drawing attention between ties between Halliburton and the Bush Administration; and on the other hand, that goes to some lengths to hide ties between the Shaw Group and the Blanco Administration and the Democratic Party. Got it.
If I were of a conspiritorial mind, I'd suggest that the manifest flaws in Governer Blanco's hurricane preparations and performance in the aftermath were intentional; that her incompetance was designed to maximize the destruction and suffering, so as to maximize the profits for her friend Jim Bernhard and the Shaw Group. That, in essence, Governer Blanco doesn't care about Black people.
Of course, I am not of a conspiratorial mind, and I refuse to accept such a proposition, since I don't think she's evil.