While most of the country is going to be enjoying their weekend, possibly going out to a movie, or maybe ordering in a pizza and having friends over, we here in Florida are preparing – as best we can – for a monster to appear. Hurricane Irma is a major storm.
Hurricane Irma is larger than the entire state is wide…
This means that no matter where you are in Florida, you will feel the effects. Some will be devastated, some will have just some winds. Either way all Floridians will feel this one.
At the Beginning…
At the beginning of the tracking, when it was realized that Irma could possibly hit Florida, we started gathering the necessary supplies to survive AFTER the storm.
The very first thing MSM (Main stream Media) starts reporting is “Floridians are in a panic”. “Gas shortages are everywhere”. “Food is flying off the shelves”. Well, yes it did…but was it because Florida was in a panic? Not really, that is, not until the media convinced everyone they should be in a panic.
Any seasoned Floridian knows there are basic items needed to survive after the storm. Yes, I keep saying “after.” That is because it is not only surviving the onslaught and fury of the storm, it is being able to survive while waiting for everything to be made right – getting the roads cleared, the power lines back up, the water lines repaired and flushed and the water to recede. That is the time you need to have supplies to take care of you and your family.
We know this, have seen it repeatedly.
But the media is more concerned with their ratings and causing widespread panic than actually providing helpful information.
I didn’t see any media saying “stay calm, and follow your storm procedures”. Or “these stores are open at these hours and have needed supplies”. Or “here’s where you can still find water, gas, plywood, etc.”
They are here with their cameras and microphones in people’s faces twisting their words to satisfy their ultimate goal – To Cause a panic they can film so they can get it on the 6 o’clock news. They are on the beaches letting the wind blow through their hair and saying how bad it is getting.
Give me a break. You know what?
If I’m “deplorable,” then they are “despicable!”
They are no more interested in the public’s welfare than they are in telling the truth.
Look at Harvey, look at the human suffering. What did the media do? Go out for live shots and pretend to help “save people”. HA! Then they go back to their cushy air-conditioned hotel and eat a nice hot meal. Then play for the next day’s onslaught to impress themselves and their peers. None roll up their sleeves, put the cameras down and really help like so many kind volunteering souls who helped, sometimes putting their lives in jeopardy to help their fellow man.
MSM; It is called COMPASSION. Something you claim Americans have lost while you demonstrate how you have.
Their arrogance shows they feel so above the average person they cannot even comprehend what a storm means to the average American.
So Media people, you want to see how bad it gets?
Go sit in a shelter, on the floor, with strangers and pets all frightened and worried if they will survive or if what they will see when it stops. Most shelters aren’t as cozy as shown on TV. Shelters are mostly local schools, where people are sitting in the hallways, on the concrete floors with their loved ones and clinging to their caged pets as the storm rages outside. Most have whatever valuables they could gather locked up in their car. The rest of us are in our homes, if sturdy enough, listening….
You want to see how bad it gets? Sit in a neighborhood house throughout the storm, listening to the wind rage, the rains beating against your house, trees breaking and falling and glass breaking. And God forbid, screaming and crying.
If the media was truly caring, they would use their immense audience to set up “comfortable areas” where there is safe haven. A place where there are chairs, cushions, some cots, socializing areas to be able to talk and release some anxiety. A place where there is a doctor and nurse to alleviate fears if something happens. To bring in food and supplies beforehand so things don’t run out.
Our best sources of information is our local stations – who don’t hype – and weather radios.
Am I angry? You’re darn right I am.
Because MSM will use Irma as a photo op to “report” the devastation and human suffering. Then within a couple days, will disappear and desert the public when it actually needs help the most.
You watch. By the middle of next week it will all be “Russia, Russia, Russia.” “Confederate Statues” “This group or that group is being picked on or discriminated against.”
And hopefully, here in the wrath of real disaster, we won’t have to bury our dead.
America has their values in the right places.
MSM needs to reflect on their priorities.
Pray for us in Florida!