From Rush's 8/31 broadcast...
But a few miles away, affluent Diamondhead fared no better, and perhaps worse, as the hurricane obliterated an entire subdivision of $500,000 houses, leaving just the pilings they once stood on and piles upon piles of rubbish, sodden clothing and battered appliances." So Katrina vanden Heuvel, Hurricane Katrina vanden Heuvel was an equal opportunity destroyer. It spared nobody. It made sure that not only did the poor who normally get hit by hurricanes get hit, but the rich got hit, and the affluent got hit! What a way to look at this. What a way to look at it. It's not enough just to say that there's devastation all along the Gulf coast, but to have to divvy it up into the haves and have-nots and somehow express some sort of... Not pleasure, but why else would you note this? (italics added)
Freakin' hilarious, Rush. One of the worst, if not THE worst disaster in natural history, and you'll still using it to take shots at Katrina vanden Heuvel.
And then showing he truly has no sense of irony, he states:
"The exploitation of this natural disaster, a natural disaster that has happened many times in our past, continues."
All this while saying it's the left who are exploiting Katrina. Gawd almighty, what a jackass.
Look, he may even have a point that some people are leaping on the hurricane to advance their own beliefs - global warming, abortion, gays. But guess what? He condemns in one exhalation of poisonous vapors and then does the same exact thing in the next belching! Is the concept of "NOT doing that which you proclaim as wrong" a little too much for "America's Anchorman", as he proclaims himself to be?
No doubt I don't have a sense of humor, or am a knee-jerk liberal, or I want the terrorists to win.
So, don't be like Rush - actually do something to help New Orleans out. Donate here to the Red Cross, or choose another charity from Glenn's list here.