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Thursday, September 08, 2005

NY Times Slams Houston's Motives for Aiding Katrina Victims

Read this article and the links and tell me the NY Times is not a bunch of mean-spirited hacks. Go ahead, you Jayson Blair and Maureen Dowd lovers. Just try and insult those taking in tens of thousands of people......

Two versions of NY Times article paint different pictures of Houston

The excerpt above was posted in the The International Herald Tribune, which is published by the New York Times in Paris.
By Tom AbrahamsABC13 Eyewitness News(9/06/05 - HOUSTON) — You've likely heard the saying that there are two sides to every story. But there's an interesting twist to that adage. A world-renowned newspaper apparently found two stories are better than one when it comes to Houston's efforts in the wake of Katrina.
Katrina full coverage Read the New York Times article Read the International Herald Tribune article
Houston is home to the largest relief shelter in American history. From donating shelter, clothes, and food to making room in its schools, the city and its people have given of themselves.
So who could find anything bad to say about Houston? Apparently the New York Times could, which on Tuesday printed an article about Houston's response to Katrina in two different newspapers. In one, the article seems relatively even handed. But in the other, some say it is overly critical, ill-timed, and in poor taste.
In the Times, there's an above-the-fold article by Houston-based reporter Simon Romero. And apparently what's in the Times is not all the news that's fit to print.
In The International Herald Tribune published by the Times in Paris, Romero's article is on page 15 and it begins with a line not in the Times, which reads "No one would accuse this city of being timid in the scramble to profit from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina."
It later contends, "A surge of business activity in Houston might lift the fortune of a city that is still struggling to recover from the collapse of Enron and two decades of job cuts in the energy industry."
Both papers compared a Houston real estate company to ambulance chasers for offering special financing to hurricane victims.
"Houston isn't profiteering," contends Houston Mayor Bill White. "I found it remarkable that you'd have a publication that has two different versions of an article about Houston. Looks to me like some editor wanted an angle to put on a piece."
"This article did not help our image across the world," says Massey Villareal with the Great Houston Partnership.
Villareal runs economic development for both the Greater Houston Partnership and the Governor Rick Perry. He read both articles.
"I think it's hogwash," he said. "I don't know why anybody would want to print anything negative about the situation now."
The reporter who wrote the article referred me to New York and as of mid-afternoon, the times offered no explanation as to why the same article had two very different takes.
The people who survived Katrina say you just can't understand what's going on in their home towns unless you've been there. And when you look at those same people get the help they need in a city not their home, maybe that sentiment applies to Houston, too.
Late Tuesday, a spokesperson for the New York Times told us the two online versions can differ because of different deadlines, but that, "The two versions are not substantially different. The thesis is the same: that Houston is benefiting from the situation in New Orleans." (Copyright © 2005, KTRK-TV)



  • At 8:41 AM, Blogger RightWingRocker said…

    I don't think the typical recipient of Houston's help gives much of a crap as to the motive.

    The New York Times knows what it can do.


  • At 1:06 PM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    I just pray they call me to try and hustle a subscription out of me. I'll have both barrels loaded for them. (click).

  • At 5:13 PM, Blogger owdbob said…

    The local paper around hear called me about three times a year trying to give me three free months. HA HA I had such fun telling the caller about what a bunch COMMIE PUKES they are working for. AHHH The GOOD OL DAYS
    I'm on the do not call list now.
    AAHHH the GOOD NEW DAYS. I BLAST THE A HOLE that calls now.
    The NY SLIME what a ass wipe rag. But evan Ladies Home Journal has become a leftist rag, gun control and such,makes me sick.

  • At 3:02 PM, Blogger Mooneyguy said…

    What a coincidence that the fokks in Houston raking in the big bucks are buddy's of George. What were the odds?

  • At 7:14 PM, Blogger chefwes said…

    more inane comments from mooney. Are yu aware that Halliburton employs THOUSANDS of people in hmmm can you guess, who would believe it, LOUISIANA, so, WHO would get the benefits? Get a clue, step to the back of the class with your nose in the corner and your ass showing for it to be kicked, you leftists, yes, equated to communists, need to get a clue, facts are out there, try READING!

  • At 7:21 PM, Blogger crallspace said…

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  • At 7:24 PM, Blogger crallspace said…

    I am having the hardest time seeing the link between Christ and people who would shoot someone for offering them a newspaper subscription. Chefwes, you claim that the Bible and Christ are in your interests. If that's true, get on your knees and pray right now. Ask God what he thinks of that, and all the hateful, malicious comments against those who don't share your political ideology.

  • At 7:50 PM, Blogger chefwes said…

    more inane comments, did "I" say that I would shoot someone for offering a newspaper subscription? Where are your FACTS, you ars ASSuming again. You may actually wish to arm yourself with some knowledge before mouthing off and looking dumber than you already do. You TRY to yell Hypocrite, when you have no knowlegde of anything. A non Christian yelling hypocrite is nonsensical and irrelevant, as they really haven't got the faintest clue as to what they are speaking of. You MAY want to try again, bucko, youve failed in every response thus far!
    A Christian never claims to be perfect, we ADMIT that we "fall short of the glory of God", yet, we try, what do YOU do when you fall short, of anything???

  • At 2:38 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    umm, generally admit that I am wrong and seek knowledge to correct my mistakes. At times, this is assisted by others, other times, it is self-taught.

    But your admittance of 'falling short' is bullshit.

    When I went to bible study years and years ago, they finally got mad at me, and it never seemed to drop.

    Reason was that I had learned two things:
    1) Man falls short of the glory of God
    2) Believing in Christ means that your sin is forgotten the moment it occurs

    So, my logic to them was, why worry about sin? If you truly believe in Christ, you CAN NOT sin (as per what the bible seems to suggest).

    Well, obviously you can imagine the problem that this simple err in logic could make, especially coming from a 16 year old.

    So I guess the point is, either your religion contradicts itself (as mine once did), or you're killing God - because you're sinning, but you are conscientiously aware of the sin and the impact it will have on God before you do it.

  • At 2:21 PM, Blogger chefwes said…

    *rolls eyes* at Kevin's comment. Your lack of understanding comes from your lack of a desire to understand. You think that by denying God, that you can with impunity get away with whatever your little old heart desires.Go ahead, believe this, if you will, its your choice, its your right, its your life. However, my main point still stands, a NON Christian trying to lecture a Christian about how THEY feel the Christian should behave, or live, or believe is the very epitome of ludicrous. My beliefs and standard of living are not up to YOU to judge, rather God. You do not, never have and never will stand in the place of God, you who choose to deny him.

  • At 5:05 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    I think you are correct, but having been a well-versed Christian at one point in my life, I feel I can add a relevant comment.

    You are right, no one should judge you. You can not, however, have it both ways.

    I don't believe it makes sense to tell a non-Christian that they can't judge you just because thats up to God to do, and in the same breath tell them that they can't tell you what God says, just because they are non-Christian.

    Fact remains that just because someone is non-Christian, doesn't mean they haven't read, been taught, or otherwise understand the teachings of the Christian bible.

    But, that was entirely off the topic of where I wanted to go.

    I simply wanted to say that having been a Christian for many many years (I think ndwalters can vouch), the bible does suggest (on many occasions) to bear witness [of Christianity].

    Essentially meaning, that if one is going to claim to follow Christ, then they should strive to follow in the footsteps of Christ.

    I am not one to judge, and I think if you read the posts I have left you with, you will hopefully be able to see that.

    But I personally believe that Christianity would be better served if those defending the bible and name of Jesus were more poignant and expressed themselves in a more pleasant way.

    The 'witness' of course being that to non-Christians, it makes the religion seem full of hypocracy.

    Of course, a Christian COULD say that they don't care what others think of Christianity, but I believe the end of Matthew suggests otherwise.

    Again, this is not directed at you, per se, but rather just a more general audience of Christians with the hope of explaining why someone who has NEVER had faith gets mixed messages about the religion.

  • At 7:07 PM, Blogger chefwes said…

    "But I personally believe "
    In this statement lies the failure of all Christians and Non Christians alike.
    See many, many years ago, I felt the same way.. I, personally stated, on many occassions that, " I belong to XXXXXXXXX demonination because they believe closer to what I beleieve than any other".
    Then, however, I was cluebatted upside of the head by God Almighty.
    It does not MATTER what I believe, what YOU believe, or what ANYONE else believes. IF we believe in God Almighty, then only what HE says, matters!(For that matter, even if we DON'T believe)
    We, ultimately have 2 choices to make, either believe HIM and what he says, or don't. At the end of time, whether that comes when a person dies, or at some other set point in time, either God will be there to judge us, or not.
    At that point in time, one of the 2 of us shall be proven to be right, if I am right, I have lost nothing, but gained everything, YOU on the other hand, will have lost EVERYTHING!
    If YOU are right, I have still lost NOTHING, and have gained nothing... YOU, on the other hand, have LOST nothing, but have GAINED nothing, either.
    Its quite simply a choice, MY choice has a 50 percent chance of being right, with no loss, your choice has a 50 percent chance of being wrong, with no gain! Figure the odds of loss versus the benefit... you lose, either way!

  • At 7:10 PM, Blogger chefwes said…

    damn fingers... deNOMination

  • At 7:56 PM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Yes - I can figure probabilities as well.

    As such, I've been subjected to, and subjected others (at one point in time) to this line of reasoning too.

    I should start by saying that it's not really 50/50, since there are more choices then just believing and NOT believing. What about polytheistic people for example? I know -- there are contradictions everywhere -- and I don't really want to get into that particular debate at the moment.

    However, when I used to USE this line of thought against people (the point that you brought up that is), it finally occurred to me that it can't entirely be right.

    I mean, how much faith can you really have in something if you allow for failure to be a possibility.

    I know that comes across as a simple, perhaps non-relevant statement, but soak it in for a moment.

    Again, not saying that YOU PERSONALLY do not have 100% faith, but you can't really expect someone to use probability to believe in god - it defeats the whole purpose.

    Faith, as I understand it, isn't meant to be something that you CAN prove - hence, you take it on faith, and nothing more.

    I'm sure you'll want to argue this point too, but just to state in advance, I probably won't entertain a theistic debate for all that long. All the same, I am curious to hear your thoughts -- and will fully respect your own beliefs on the matter.

  • At 5:34 AM, Blogger NDwalters said…

    Hey Mooney, GO FUCK YOURSELF YOU DEGENERATE PIECE OF SHIT. No one cares what you say. Also, moron, the city has spent $50 Million on housing these folks. We're spending money expanding OUR port to talk in an influx. Refineries here are booking more and more overtime. Capacity is stretched as it is. You don't know SHIT, so shut the fuck up....

  • At 1:03 AM, Blogger Kevin said…

    Umm, well the bottom line, Nick, whether there is relevance in it being "George's Friends" or not, is that it certainly allows for a pretty simple conspiracy theory to see Halliburton get the rebuild contract in NO.

    Now, reality is they are a huge company and have the capacity to do such a job. This is true. But I'm just saying, with everything that's happened, and people suggesting money has nothing to do with it, this just sets itself up.

    So whether it is true or not, I can't see any reason you wouldn't at least entertain the thought of it.

  • At 9:34 PM, Blogger alena said…

    Cool Blog, I never really thought about it that way.

    I have a Hurricane Katrina blog. It pretty much covers hurricane related stuff.

    Thank you - and keep up the thoughts!


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