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Mainstream Media Stops Covering Louisiana Floods as it Wasn’t Divisive Enough — No One to Blame

by Matt Agorist, Activist Post:

Last week, Louisianians were hit with what meteorologists dubbed a ‘1,000-year’ flood. Tragic displays of people losing their homes, death tolls, images of destruction, and general chaos dominated mainstream media. However, when the rain stopped — so did the media’s coverage.

Prior to the media descending into the Cajun heartland to catch drive-by scenes of death and destruction, they were here to stoke further divide after three officers were tragically gunned down. Before that, the mainstream media were here stoking divide, using the tragic killing of Alton Sterling by Baton Rouge cops as their fodder.

When there was no more hate to propagate in a community reeling from three back-to-back tragedies, and the media couldn’t find anyone to blame, the talking heads rolled up their cords, got into their vans, and headed to the next disaster.

Meanwhile, amazing things were happening in Southern Louisiana which most certainly deserved media coverage — yet no one was around.

Some homes are still underwater. But that did not stop people from banding together and helping everyone out. Those who did not flood helped those who did — race and political beliefs did not matter. Nor did anyone sit around and wait for the government to rush in to rescue them.

The lack of positive media coverage has sparked a firestorm of outrage by people who’ve had unwanted cameras shoved in their faces during several weeks of hard times. And one Baton Rouge attorney, in particular, wrote a scathing open letter to the mainstream media in response.

The letter, posted to Facebook by Heather Cross this week, has quickly gone viral. Cross addresses all media outlets in her opener.

Dear CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC News, CBS News, Good Morning America, the Today Show and whatever other news organizations professing to employ people who refer to themselves as Journalists:

In the first part of the letter, Cross noted how the media was all over the controversial events, but failed to provide anything of value.

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