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Hoping for a disaster in Chicago

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by BDC99, Aug 15, 2015.

  1. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    So, this actually ran in a major American newspaper. Two weeks before the 10-year anniversary of Katrina. It has since been softened somewhat since. And while I understand the premise, what a horrible, horrible idea. How did this get published at all?


    “Envy isn’t a rational response to the upcoming 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. But with Aug. 29 fast approaching ... I find myself wishing for a storm in Chicago — an unpredictable, haughty, devastating swirl of fury. A dramatic levee break. Geysers bursting through manhole covers. A sleeping city, forced onto the rooftops.”
    "That’s what it took to hit the reset button in New Orleans. Chaos. Tragedy. Heartbreak.”
  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Easy to say, as long as it doesn't affect your whitebread neighborhood.

    Honkies! I swear, way too many of them. And they are becoming stupider and stupider each year. Scary. Goddamn whiteys.

  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    She had to write a sorry-not sorry column.
  4. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    The Democrats will fix the city.
  5. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    I'm stunned that Rahm is not taking care of it!
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  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Welcome back.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    There's already a disaster in Chicago ... at the corner of Clark and Addison.
  8. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Bad idea, and based on flawed logic to boot. New Orleans survived Katrina, but the city is still as much of a mess as it ever was. Crime and murders are though the roof.
  9. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    Katrina didn't do shit to New Orleans. It was the levy breaking 12 hours later. There were small and medium-sized towns in Mississippi that still haven't recovered.
    Vombatus likes this.
  10. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Yep. I was in Pascagoula in Dec 05, and it was like a war zone. Blue tarps covering a lot of roofs. Biloxi, all along MS and AL, bore the brunt of it. But all you heard about was poor New Orleans and Brian Williams.
  11. DeskMonkey1

    DeskMonkey1 Active Member

    I distinctly remember news reports saying New Orleans was spared, only for things to change that night
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Good pitch by her but a bad delivery.
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