Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Great Moments In Ignorance

It's coming up on the one year anniversary of the date Jeff Jarvis blamed the 9/11 Commission for Hurricane Katrina:

The 9/11 Commission bears some responsibility for the disaster that American disaster relief has become.... [Para.] But there was no deliberation after the commission issues its report and browbeat Washington into doing what they said. So Washington did. And FEMA is a mess. And New Orleans is a mess.


I've been trying to find how exactly FEMA's reorganization plan came: Were the details laid out by the commission or by Congress? Doesn't matter, really.

How did Jarvis respond to the news that FEMA's reorganization predated the 9/11 Commission Report by more than a year? Like this:

"It's at moments like these that I feel ashamed for my 'profession.' They call this news? They call this journalism? It's not the voyeurism that's most offensive. It's the stupidity."

Oh, wait... that was Jar Jar on the media coverage of Jon Benet Ramsey.

What Jarvis actually did was piss and moan about how rude people were for pointing out his incompetence, and deleted those comments from his blog (and lied about the reason). And then went on being a superior pompous blowhard with nothing to say.

Why is Jarvis such an ignorant ass? Doesn't matter, really.

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