The third president of the USA, Thomas Jefferson, once said that a man who never reads a newspaper is better informed than one who does.
Jefferson died in 1826 but, in 2005, those interested in doing research, rather than accepting as gospel, news reports, for example on the effects of Hurricane Katrina, would say that Jefferson had a point.
Most newspapers in America, and their little Sir Echoes around the world, jumped at the chance to attack their bête noire, President George W. Bush, over the devastation. Much of what was printed was baloney.
The claim that in New Orleans it was mainly poor blacks who suffered, ignored the fact that blacks represented 67.2 per cent of the population, of whom 25 per cent were classed as poor.
Another lie peddled was that the Bush Administration ignores the plight of the 37 million poor in the country. Bill Clinton – who earned the name the first “black” president because of his welfare spending – handed out a whopping $191 billion in 1996 in welfare entitlements, at a time when 13.7 per cent of the population was designated as poor.
By comparison, in 2004 under George W. Bush, the percentage of poor was reduced to 12.7 per cent as Bush spent $368 billion in welfare entitlements. Home ownership for blacks increased by 2 per cent.
The elite media will not tell you this, because of their burning hatred of Bush. When reading a political article on Bush coming out of the nation’s capital, keep this in mind.
In a comprehensive survey done among journalists in Washington, prior to the last election, Bush opponents outnumbered supporters by 12 to one.