An Observation

Here is something I have noticed about coverage of the devastation Sandy wrought on Staten Island (and elsewhere, though particularly re: Staten Island the past few days): Lots of images of white people cleaning up devastated homes, and virtually none of the victim-blaming horseshit from the accompanying pundit voiceovers that was the soundtrack of images in New Orleans after Katrina.

Something else I have not heard, which I heard in sickening abundance after Katrina demolished the Ninth Ward: White anchors/reporters seriously posing as a debate question whether the devastated should even be rebuilt.

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