Tuesday, January 03, 2006

A Miracle!

The trapped miners in West Virginia have been found alive! Thanks be to God.

Forgive me for marring the occasion with a bit of cynicism, but as I watched the news coverage over the past couple of days it seemed to me that the MainStreamMedia were eagerly waiting for the dead bodies to be found in order to provide the tragic coda to their already-written stories of Corporate Greed and Lack of Government Oversight in BusHitler's Amerikkka.

It got so bad that the Governor of West Virginia, in an interview with Matt Lauer that I witnessed this morning, constantly had to shift Matt's questions away from the safety violations found in the last inspection to the reality that the miners might still be alive and that was all the Governor cared about right now.

Very illuminating, in a certain way.

UPDATE: This is horrible.


At 2:20 AM, Blogger The Great El-ahrairah said...

Actually, it was a miscommunication. 11 of 12 were found dead. So, I guess the MSM will get to write their Evil Karl Rove BusHitlerHalliburtonCheney is to blame story after all.

At 9:30 PM, Blogger Chris W. said...

I really don't think that's going to happen. The MSM followed the story because it sells newspapers. It was a tragic story, but thankfully at least one person survived.

Incidentally, if this tragedy was caused by broken regulations, the truth of the matter will most likely be exposed, political bias or no. Frankly, I can't see a downside to asking questions that may lead to safer american workers in the future, can you?

At 9:24 PM, Blogger Captain Holly said...

I'm sure we'll find out. I took the media reports of violations with a grain of salt, so we'll see if the regulators thought the mine was unsafe.

Nothing is wrong with reasonable safety regulations, or asking questions. But coal mining is inherently dangerous; if you want to ensure nothing bad ever happens, then you have to shut down the mine.

Is that the best option for the people who live there?


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