Friday, September 02, 2005

Another Reuters Gaffe

Reuters makes another gaffe. In an article this evening, Reuters make the following ridiculous statement:
"The disaster has highlighted the racial and class divides in a city and a
country where the gap between rich and poor is vast. "
Why is this ridiculous? Because, as poor as the New Orleans victims might be, they are incomparably wealthy when compared to the truly poor in Third World nations. New Orleans residents have a per capita (not a per family) income of $17,258. Contrast that with the African nation of Ghana, which hopes to achieve a $1,000 per capita income by 2010.

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