I’m going to out on a limb and count this one as a big W for American. It seems like all we do is field insults and accusations of bullying countries and people that are less fortunate than us. It’s not our fault we’re the greatest country in the world. Sorry my ancestors laid down and shacked up together in what just happened to eventually become America. So really, it’s nice to see people from other countries doing horrible things to the less fortunate. Really puts things in perspective.
Via Washington Times:
“A Mexican TV reporter is out of a job after a photo surfaced on social media showing locals carrying her down a flooded street. TV Azteca reporter Lydia Cumming, 24, was covering the devastating flooding in Puebla when two residents offered to carry her, mic in hand, to her next interview so she wouldn’t get her shoes wet, the Kansas City Star reported Wednesday. Ms. Cumming later said she didn’t have the proper clothing with her on the assignment.
“I try to maintain a good relationship with people and I was afraid I would sound rude if I turned down the favor,” she told the newspaper El Pais. “They carried me two seconds and after I asked them to put me down.”
But a photojournalist on the scene took a picture of her being carried and posted it on her personal Facebook page. The photo quickly went viral and spurred countless memes with the hashtag #LadyReportera. TV Azteca said in a statement Wednesday that it “does not penalize the dissemination of the images but the lack of respect shown towards neighbors who were part of the reporter’s coverage.”
“For this reason, Lydia Cumming is no longer part of this home. TV Azteca collaborators are obligated to respect all people and the code of conduct that is part of our company,” the statement said.”
U-S-A!! U-S-A!! That’s a W, Ameri-Bros. Granted, us Americans probably have a bit of a leg up on the competition here. If Anderson Cooper accidentally wore designer loafers to a waterlogged town, he’d flaunt his dominance over the victims by breaking out a Hummer or a motorboat of some sort. Very passive-aggressive dominance. “Sorry about your home. I’d give you a ride but I need my makeup artist in here too.” This woman fucked up by asking the victims directly to let her flaunt her elitism. “Oh wow, this water that is slowly filling up your family homes is disgusting. Pick me up and carry me down the street so I can properly talk about it without getting my Gucci flipflops ruined.” Sure, she’s doing it for them, but also, she needs them. Imagine if there were no natural disasters. Where would she be in life? Probably to the left of a different TV reporter as she carried her down the street.