O'Reilly Says South Side is like Haiti?!?
"If you've ever been to the South Side of Chicago, I mean, it's a disaster. Alright?" said O'Reilly. "It's like Haiti. It's like -- I've been to Haiti a couple times, and I support some charities there, but Haiti just never gets better no matter how much money you put in there because they don't have a system.”
Wow! O'Reilly, a Fox News &*@$% Person is going on tour being 'bold and fresh'. Aside from wearing a t-shirt under a sport coat he's being fresh in a Racist, Simple minded, almost leader of All-the-evil-thoughts-and-systems-that-ruins-this-world way.
The Sunday NYTimes buried some actual good news about Haiti it its article, "Imagining a Stronger Haiti Past the Pain" : '...the government of President Rene Preval, elected in 2006, is the most honest Haiti has had in generations. Last year, it presented a two-year development plan that won broad acceptance; at a conference in April, donors pledged $350 million. Crime was falling before Jan 12, and Haiti's police, once a source of terror, had become the nation's most trusted institution. Such progress, though modest, undermines arguments that Haiti's problems are so deeply rooted in its culture as to doom any state -building effort to failure--a mirror image of the claim that the country bears no responsibility for its own plight.'
It is strange how I have come to cherish the NY Times for its thoughtful and informative content...something missing from about ALL other media I come into contact with.
There has been a bit of a hubbub about NYTimes announcing they will begin charging online readers...in 2011. Please! I truly appreciate the Times. I'm from a generation that pays for just about nothing...and takes A LOT when it comes to information stored on the internet. Heck my generation doesn't really like to pay for anything.
But, I happen to know several of my generational co-horts, cheap bastards such as myself, who actually pay the $6 a day for a Sunday times. I don't want everything I like to be a charity (ex: public radio and my place of employment)...it makes them weak! Ny Times has an excellent product, I want old fashioned capitalism to keep it alive...which means people like me who see its value will hand them cold hard cash (or paypal) in return for some of the only thoughtful reporting to be found these days.