The Hillary Clinton cheerleaders at CNN are drawing criticism from one of Louisiana’s largest newspapers over all but ignoring catastrophic flooding. The self-proclaimed most trusted name in news has become notorious for milking natural disasters for ratings but has devoted nearly all available resources to cranking out anti-Trump agitprop 24/7 as the Bayou State drowns. This is a network that regularly exploits the grieving of those who have lost loved ones for maximum effect – just think of the wall-to-wall coverage of that mysteriously vanished Malaysian airliner that the cable news ghouls feasted on for months. But flooding be damned when there is an all hands on deck effort to smear Trump and gloss over Queen Hillary’s pathological dishonesty and rampant criminality.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune “National media fiddle as Louisiana drowns”:

In this age of social media, the harsh reality of the Louisiana Flood of 2016 has been all but inescapable online. Click over to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed, and you’ll become a de facto eyewitness to countless stories of heartbreaking loss, heroic rescues and utter devastation.

But it’s not just water that’s rising. So is the frustration level of many observers who can’t help but notice a key absence amid the tragedy: the national media.

With so-called 1,000-year rains hammering the region for days – in some places measuring 2 feet in less than three days — the National Guard was activated to rescue stranded residents. The self-appointed “Cajun Navy” sprung into action. Ordinary citizens from Grand Isle to Ruston have stepped in to offer what aid they can to victims of what is being called the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

But the national media has, by and large, rendered the flood a secondary story at best.

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In this age of social media, the harsh reality of the Louisiana Flood of 2016 has been all but inescapable online. Click over to your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram feed, and you’ll become a de facto eyewitness to countless stories of heartbreaking loss, heroic rescues and utter devastation.

But it’s not just water that’s rising. So is the frustration level of many observers who can’t help but notice a key absence amid the tragedy: the national media.

With so-called 1,000-year rains hammering the region for days – in some places measuring 2 feet in less than three days — the National Guard was activated to rescue stranded residents. The self-appointed “Cajun Navy” sprung into action. Ordinary citizens from Grand Isle to Ruston have stepped in to offer what aid they can to victims of what is being called the worst natural disaster since Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

But the national media has, by and large, rendered the flood a secondary story at best.

“You have the Olympics. You got the election. If you look at the national news, (the flood is) probably on the third or fourth page,” FEMA administrator Craig Fugate said Tuesday.

 

But as late as Sunday, CNN — which has built a reputation for tireless, wall-to-wall coverage of such disasters -– had devoted precious little time to this particular disaster, over the airwaves or online. The New York Times, which prides itself as America’s newspaper of record, didn’t have a story posted to its website until Sunday night, a full two days after the rain began falling and the water begin rising.

“Baton Rouge and residents north and east are in the midst of a disaster and I see nothing on The New York Times’s front page,” Catherine Holmes of Georgia wrote to the paper. “Hundreds of people have been stranded on I-12 since yesterday morning, and just a few hours ago got some water delivered to them. … Disappointing that Trump’s latest gaffe and the Olympics totally dominate your front page this morning, when so many in south Louisiana are suffering.”

She wasn’t alone in expressing her outrage to The New York Times. “People are stranded, have lost everything and are dying, and the nation’s newspaper of record has done no original reporting on this?,” wrote Laura Esfeller, who grew up in Louisiana. “Make this a priority!”

The locals have a right to be outraged over the lack of coverage but the last media organizations that give a rat’s ass about their misfortune are CNN and the New York Times. Both are now acting solely on behalf of the establishment to put Hillary into the White House.

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