Tuesday, August 29, 2006

RFC's Katrina Coverage: One Year Later

Since virtually every media outlet in the country is exploring "Katrina: One Year Later" stories this week, thought I'd jump on the bandwagon and dig out clips from RFC last year at this time. My analysis? Mike Myers looking insanely constapated while Kanye went on his rant about Bush is still 100x funnier than anything he ever did on SNL. Also, George W. Bush is still an idiot. Part of me thinks he really doesn't "hate black people" per se, it's more like he just doesn't care about poor people and (still) refuses to admit that the country has a huge poverty problem. Then again, if Katrina hit Texas and there were a bunch of good ol' boys drowning, the conspiracy theorist in me thinks the rescue efforts would have been one helluva lot swifter. Anyway...here's the clips we ran last year: ---- Kanye does Chicago proud once more If you missed it this weekend, Crooks and Liars has the video clip of Kanye West's teleprompter-defying speech at the live Concert for Hurricane relief. "I hate the way they portray us in the media. If you see a black family it says they are looting if you see a white family it says they are looking for food...George Bush doesn't care about black people." Apparently, NBC wasn't too pleased with Kanye's improv, Crooks and Liars reports that his remarks were edited out of the West Coast feed of the broadcast. ---- Kanye/Dubya Remix I generally don't use Wonkette as a source to find hot new Mp3's, but yesterday on the site I found this genius Kanye West "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" remix by The Legendary K.O. Check out the timely soundsystem banger set to Kanye's "Gold Digger" single here. You can also pick up a matching ironic faux-vintage t-shirt with the "George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People" slogan here. Hey, who said politics wasn't any fun?? ---- Yo, FEMA raps! Of course, we here at RFC strive to be fair and balanced in our reporting, so we'd be remised not to present this hot rap joint from the Fed's point of view. Click here to bump the "FEMA for Kidz Rap" as featured on the FEMA.gov website. In case you don't have any speakers close, here's a sampling of some of the rhymes that FEMA MC Scott J. Wolfson is spittin': People helping people is what we do And FEMA is there to help see you through When disaster strikes, we are at our best But we're ready all the time, 'cause disasters don't rest. Word.


Anonymous Tim said...

Must watch the HBO doc that ran last night. When the Levees Broke.

8/30/2006 11:49:00 AM  

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