Homes outside of Ellsworth Air Force Base. (Image source: iWitness Rob Griffith/The Weather Channel)
Late last week, portions of the Great Plains were buried by a record snowfall that will more than likely have a huge impact on your wallet, but the media has been all but silent.
“Okay. I want to tell you another story, and this story is one that… I don’t think anybody in the national media has told,” Glenn said on radio this morning. “I got an urgent tweet. This woman tweeted like six times. And she was like, ‘We need help. We need help.’ They’re calling it now the blizzard that never happened.”…
…“Everything that could go wrong in a storm went wrong in this storm,” Glenn said. “Mercury One is trying to figure out how we can even get resources up to help them, what we can do to help them, but parts of the state are just completely out.”
Typically when we see a weather event of this magnitude – whether it be a tornado, hurricane, or blizzard – the national media pays attention. But so far there has been little to know coverage of this disaster.
“We did a LexisNexis search. No one has covered this. We found out about it, again, because somebody – I don’t even know her story, if she lived there or somebody that she knows lived there and got the information out and tweeted it and said, ‘Please, Glenn, they need help. Somebody needs to report on this,’” Glenn explained. “A week after this snowstorm, no mentions of it at all in any national media. None.”
So why the silence? Glenn had a few theories.
“I think it’s a combination of three things. I think that does play a role, that it is against the global warming thing,” Glenn said. “Two, there’s a lot to cover on the news that is about Washington, everything that’s going on in about Washington. Three, the news departments don’t have any resources out there. So you have to fly in a news crew and everything is closed… You don’t have any resources necessarily out there. I find that a very weak excuse for the networks at least.”
“Here’s what you need to know about this: 75,000 cattle. You may say you don’t care about it. Oh, you will when you see the price of hamburger in the next few months because all of these cows that would have gone to your plate are now dead,” he continued. “These are farmers. These are the best of the best. These are people that are the backbone and always have been the backbone of our country. These are the people that are feeding you.”…
The complete article, with video, is at GlennBeck.com
Mercury One has sent out an appeal to help:
When so much of the media is keeping silent, now is the time for us to come together and “do more, so government can do less.” If you know anyone who has been affected or know what supplies these people need, please email us at email@example.com.
Once again, please consider helping those hit by this severe blizzard by donating to Mercury One’s Disaster Relief Fund.
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