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Here's What the Media Get Wrong About Hurricanes

Added 10-05-22 01:21:02am EST - “Reporters say the federal government must direct disaster response, as if only the feds have the knowledge and money to do it.” - Reason.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Reason.com: “Here’s what the media get wrong about hurricanes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Reporters say the federal government must direct disaster response, as if only the feds have the knowledge and money to do it.

Why?! Don't they know that government has no money of its own? That everything federal bureaucrats spend is taken from the rest of us?

Federal "disaster relief" is doled out after storms because, as a headline at The New York Times put it, "A Big Storm Requires Big Government."

FEMA once spent millions on bottled water and expensive trailers for housing. Then they just left them on an airfield.

Matt Mayer worked at the Department of Homeland Security during Hurricane Katrina. He says the federal government was just too bureaucratic to be much help.

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