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  •  Yes. When I wrote that this morning it was true. (1+ / 0-)
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    Thankfully, it appears that they're finally taking notice.

    I worked damn hard on this diary all day and you seem to be the only person here giving me shit.

    •  I appreciate your hard work and (1+ / 0-)
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      I have no wish to offend you personally.

      I have been following the story since the storm approached, so I am pretty well versed.  (I have family in Houston, and I grew up there, though I don't live there now.)

      In following the story these last few days I have not experienced problems with getting informative stories through the media.  On Saturday, of course, stories were scarce about on-the-ground conditions on Galveston and Bolivar.

      Possibly I misread your intentions.  I sometimes see stories on DKOS which seem hyperbolic, and the idea of a media blackout does not square with my experience since the storm came in.

      Even worse, bold, unsubstantiated headlines about 1,000's of bodies washed out to sea.  I'm sorry, that one did set me off.

      So again, no personal offense.  As a journalist, I know you expect an honest critique of you work.  I will try to keep my criticism within those bounds.

      Sweetness in the air and justice on the wind. Laughter in the house where the mourners have been. (Bob Franke)

      by rsmpdx on Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 05:46:47 PM PDT

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      •  Okay, guess there was just some miscommunication. (1+ / 0-)
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        And just to clarify, I made sure the sensational headlines like that one stayed off the diary proper. I only added information from either official local media or national media information. Usually what I added was seen and heard directly by me via ABC 13's web feed.

        •  Thanks, I appreciate (1+ / 0-)
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          your civility here.

          I am going to go back and review the whole diary.  I know that your sources for local news and recovery sources are valuable.  I'll see what new things I can learn from them.

          I'll probably be engaged in further discussion that comes up about the storm's aftermath, so don't be surprised by seeing my viewpoint expressed.  Usually, I just try to be informative with my comments.  Occasionally, as you see here, I do take issue.

          As I mentioned above, I have family and friends there, so I have some ongoing interest in the progress of restoration.

          I look forward to your future contributions!

          Sweetness in the air and justice on the wind. Laughter in the house where the mourners have been. (Bob Franke)

          by rsmpdx on Thu Sep 18, 2008 at 06:54:45 PM PDT

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