But I happened upon this HuffPost post by Matt Littman from a link on another site and I have to say, while there are probably worse ones I haven't see,n this seems like the apogee of embarassingly self-centered elite Hollywood liberalism on the site. The post is titled "Is Los Angeles In Permanent Decay?" a not entirely crazy question. But this is the money quote:
Angelenos have had a moment akin to when the American people saw George Bush flying over New Orleans in his helicopter, completely out of touch with reality.
What is the reason for this obviously preposterous and offensive comparison? Poor Matt Littman's power was out... for two days! And the people from the Department of Water and Power were rude/incompetent on the phone.
That obviously sucks. Especially since we've been suffering through a heat wave here in L.A. But to compare the situation to a city that was literally physically destroyed by a hurricane? And a government response that was so incompetent it left people literally dying from thirst, unsanitary conditions, violence, etc. and stuck in overcrowded shelters when they should have been evacuated? That's insane.
L.A. has more than its share of problems. But our city hasn't been physically destroyed and, while I'm sorry that the operators at DWP were rude to poor Matt Littman, basic services work 99% of the time.
Coming soon in the Huffington Post: "Why the service I received while eating in the Paramount commissary with Brad Grey is worse than the conditions in Darfur."