Another Wells says it for me

For the last two days, I’ve been relying more and more on the BBC for my coverage of the Gulf Coast disaster because it has a bit of distance in its reportage, feels no need to pad its stories with emotionally manipulative themes, and (thus?) seems less likely to induge in rumor-mongering. Not that British journalists shy away from making a point.

I just read an editorial from a BBC reporter out of Los Angeles, Matt Wells (no relation), that just about sums it up for me. It opens:

The only difference between the chaos of New Orleans and a Third World disaster operation, he said, was that a foreign dictator would have responded better.

New Orleans crisis shames Americans

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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