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September 27, 2017

The Media's Cooking Up a #FakeNews Katrina Narrative for Puerto Rico, Despite Trump Actually Sending Lots of Aid

If Trump doesn't oblige them with a scandal, they'll just invent one out of whole cloth.

Note the JournOlist style message coordination and repetition.

Article after article condemned Trump for focusing on the NFL (in tweets) instead of Puerto Rico (in tweets). Leftist after leftist also began claiming the damage in Puerto Rico would be Trump’s "Katrina," in reference to the hurricane that devastated the Gulf Coast during President George W. Bush’s administration.

The Daily Beast published an article titled "Puerto Rico has become Trump’s Katrina." Vox writer and Gaza bridge expert Zack Beauchamp tweeted out an article from his employer and wrote that it was "hard" to read the article "without concluding that Puerto Rico is actually Trump’s Katrina." FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver also noted "Some obvious parallels to Katrina here."

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As it turns out, it was the media ignoring Puerto Rico--not Trump.

PBS’' John Yang spoke to Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rossello about the help he has received from the states. Rosselo immediately said he was "very grateful for the administration" and that "they have responded quickly."

Read Ashe Schow's article -- the governor is pretty generous in his praise of the federal response.

Hillary Clinton got on the JournOlist #FakeNews Message Train, demanding that Trump send the hospital ship the Comfort to Puerto Rico -- but Instapundit had a stinging rebuttal.


Fat, drunk, and Not President is no way to go through life, gram-gram.

By the way, if you're militarily illiterate like I am and didn't know why the Comfort was the USNS Comfort instead of the USS Comfort, the answer is here.

"USS" designates a commissioned ship owned and operated by the Navy.

Hospital ships are United States Naval Ships, non-commissioned, owned by the Navy, but largely not operated by the Navy. They are mostly staffed by civilians, and are directed by the Military Sealift Command rather than the Navy.

Update: A Benghazi survivor, Kris "Tonto" Paronto, replied to Chardonnay Sharon as well:


Thanks to shibumi.


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