So this morning I decided to check in on What The MSM Is Up To, just out of morbid curiosity. At MSNBC I found this image.
The implication is that Haitians are ungrateful, uncivilized thieves.
Right now, this is the top story over there. “Looters roam Haiti streets as aid trickles in.” Is that so? To “loot” is to rob. What constitutes “looting” in an area that has been reduced to rubble? Not waiting in front of a collapsed grocery store for the cashier to return? I suppose people should not eat until they have the opportunity to pay someone for food? Is that what “civilized” people would do? As Tom Scocca said at The Awl, if there is no other way to get provisions, it’s not looting.