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And we want talk a little bit about the coverage or the lack coverage when it comes to.
What happened terrible tragedy.
In west Texas.
Where over a dozen people were killed and and hundreds more injured after the explosion at that fertilizer plant.
That that happened didn't and yesterday there was.
A moving memorial service in Waco Texas for those who were killed in those affected -- the president.
Who was down in Texas.
For the dedication of the new bush library then went and and and spoke.
At the memorial service sort of an interesting juxtaposition just to see the president to speak.
At a memorial service in Boston sort of blew a blue town.
For the marathon victims and then going down to.
Red state Texas to speak to folks.
Not many of whom like we voted for this president but he think he got a very nice.
Very you know warm welcome there when he.
When he was there but let's talk about the media coverage of this story -- I know that you've identified and I know that there really hasn't been the kind of covers.
Say that that that perhaps there there needs to be right area precise I give the president great credit for going there that was that was nice.
-- -- And second why not what not -- -- about to say as in any way critical of the coverage of Boston at least the volume of I think has a huge huge story had it read.
Men and Alison word and -- data plan of care coverage is worthwhile however -- -- it is striking that.
Fourteen people were killed in Texas and this issue workers' safety is gets very little attention and out -- alerted that.
Inbreeding in in the in Politico.
A -- Jeff Hauser who works for the AFL CIO's.
Said look there was much greater.
-- clarity of danger in terms of worker about this this fertilizer after blowing up and there is a terrorism which they announced they we should we -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- more -- and and the proof of that is I looked it up.
And and nine America for 4609 Americans were killed on the job in 2000 -- -- for 600.
That is that is eight.
Big number you know it's scattered all over the country obviously and the media just don't cover it I think the media just you know an -- that bleeds it leads but this is the case with -- terrorism has some.
Exponential thing beyond that and it would be I give credit it's all right I think the main media have have.
Neglect of the story overall mission in general does interest for -- heartland heartland issues.
But I will give.
Bloomberg News might Brad him -- -- him and Jack -- via Bloomberg what a terrific article about.
Worker inspections and said for example that the feds had not investigated that and did -- that -- 1985 and -- now the Texas officials had all the recently as 2007.
Clearly something wasn't what was -- there and there's lessons to be learned we're going to be learning a lot of lessons about connecting the dots on terrorism and cones and stove pipes and so on as we did allegedly after 9/11.
We'll be nice -- some similar effort we're done.
On worker safety and unfortunately I don't think the media driving that at all.
Here were some questions to Governor Perry.
Texas immediately after the explosion the Associated Press wanted to know if budget cuts.
They had reduced.
Kind its regulations and inspection schedules had contributed in any way.
Today to the tragedy in Texas and he said that absolutely not.
Additional funding for more inspections work.
More regulation workplace safety regulations would not have made a difference it seems as we learn more about what happened there that you might have missed.
Data I don't know I can say that does and how does you know for sure I mean it's it's like saying you know -- we know for sure those -- they have kids were not connected to -- how do you know that after wonder when -- few days of talking to -- When the Bloomberg stories says that -- can inspect.
-- workplace in Texas the average request there's every hundred once -- hundred point six years.
Now that again -- what Brian said earlier there's that we should as a as a comprehensive vision of what this country ought to be we should be saying look what's really important -- and keep the people.
It will appear to me that we have under prioritize.
On the job safety and and you know Governor Perry can disagree that he wants to but.
-- its inspection every hundred points appears.
Might have -- there's a new way to do -- terms of technology or something or you know cameras I don't know but.
Fourteen people killed it with a plan like that and you know and again and zoning I mean how how close you should be that should people be allowed to live to a for -- back it seems like -- question.
That ought to come up and got -- Governor Perry talk with that.
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