The Most Revolting Display I've Ever Seen
I don't know who Kayne West is. I guess I lead a sheltered life. He was part of the NBC Concert for Hurricane Relief. He said, "America is set up to help black people as slowly as possible." Then he said, "George Bush doesn't care about black people." That is the most outrageous thing I think I've ever heard on television, and that's going some.
For someone to stand there and talk about the gift he would give and then turn around and slam this country for racism is revolting. EVERY person still in New Orleans needs our help--black and white. I cannot believe MSNBC aired this. I cannot believe the Red Cross expects to receive any money from this offensively racist campaign.
I know it's politically incorrect to complain about a relief effort, but I won't sit silent while this kind of garbage is spewed out over the airwaves. It is wrong. Those people need help. I want them to get it. But this is not the way to go about it.
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UPDATE 2: AP DOES IT AGAIN. In the AP story about this travesty, Frazier Moore wrote: "West's comment about the president was cut from NBC's West Coast airing, which showed three hours later on tape." Only that's not what happened! I live in Tucson, Arizona. And since we have enough daylight as it is, we don't do daylight savings time here! So we're on Pacific time for half the year. Those remarks were not cut. I watched it again (having caught it live on MSNBC) on NBC at 7 local time, and they were still included. I taped it! They did not cut the remarks out. Associated Press simply cannot be relied on as an accurate source of news.