Tuesday, December 13, 2005

"I say we put all the bodies in death camps!"

Pauvre Michelle Malkin. Loathing her own isn't enough for her -- now, along with Newsmax, she's trying to smear the Hurricane Katrina dead. The indomitable Scout Prime calls the hatemongers to task.

As Scout Prime notes, African Americans make up a proportional majority of the dead that have been identified. However, a frightening number of bodies still remain unaccounted for in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans, a neighborhood, as Scout correctly notes, that is 97.8% black. Hmm...what are the odds only the white people died?

Malkin plays fast and loose with percentages, and pays little attention to the facts. Not content to dismiss the growing perception of racism in the hurricane response efforts, she belittles the disenfranchised for being . . . well, disenfranchised.

But Scout says it all much better than I do. Go read.