RUSH: Wilburn, Georgia. Nancy, hi. It's nice to have you on the EIB Network.
CALLER: Hi, Rush. It's a pleasure to speak with you finally, and I want to thank you, thank you, thank you for pointing out the extreme differences in the coverage and in the reaction to the two floodings which have been in the media the last number of years. Number one: the New Orleans flooding following Katrina, and the current flooding in Missouri and Iowa. The differences are so different. I want to know: Where is a breathless Geraldo rescuing people? Where is Louis Farrakhan stating that George Bush blew up the levees in Iowa? Where have these people gone to? Where have they disappeared to? You're the only one who has had the nerve to discuss this at all. Thank you so very much.
RUSH: Well, you're more than welcome. Also, I'd like to know where Shepard Smith of Fox News is.
RUSH: Demanding to know where the government is to get these people out.
CALLER: Right. In New Orleans, they could not evacuate the Ninth Ward after the president called and begged the mayor of New Orleans -- a Democrat, Ray Nagin -- and the Democratic governor of New Orleans to evacuate New Orleans. They did not do that. I've heard on the news that whole cities and towns have been evacuated in Iowa and Missouri. They have moved everyone out orderly.
RUSH: Let's not leave out Wisconsin, you know?
CALLER: Exactly. Exactly. I knew there was a third one. Thank you. And the difference is, it was indeed a tragedy that the lower Ninth Ward in New Orleans was flooded and all of those people lost their property and possessions, but the hit on the economy, for that is going to be very minor compared to the impact on the American economy of the loss of the farmland and the crops which are being lost today. That impact is just now being realized.
RUSH: Yeah, far more than that. Look, I'm glad you raised a point out there, Nancy, about the tragedy. What happened in Katrina with the human tragedy is no less important than what happened here in Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, and so forth. We're talking about media coverage. We're talking about the Democrat Party. We are talking about the mind-set of the left in this country, and it was on full display in the post-Katrina aftermath. You can even say, "Hey, look there was devastation over Mississippi, but we didn't see Shepard Smith or Geraldo or anybody else -- Anderson Cooper, all these people that won their little Pulitzers or whatever they get. We didn't see 'em spending any time over in Mississippi, either," and we all know why. We all know why. This was an excellent opportunity to bash Republicans and conservatives under the time-honored and old-hat cliche that they are racists and that they are sexists and that they are bigots and that they are homophobes, and when a flood happens to minorities, "Republicans don't care. Bush doesn't care. I mean, Bush might have even steered the hurricane right in there! Bush wanted half the residents of New Orleans to leave so that the Republicans could win the state in future elections," da-da-da-da-da. It went on and on and on. I reached my boiling point listening to Algore bring this up, especially now with what's going on in the heartland of the country.