Exactly, justafan. Exactly. Oprah had the money and the connections. WE sure did not. Most of "America" sure did not. Which is why it was paining us all to watch this - we were helpless. I wanted someone, anyone, to get in there with some HELP.But before pointing fingers these people (who had the means to help when it was needed the most, not afterwards) should ask themselves if THEY did the right thing even if TV cameras were not around.
Amy Lee: Because Oprah, like Madonna, does not LIVE off camera (to badly paraphrase Warren Beatty in that Madonna documentary). She brought tons of cameras with her when she did bring things to shelters. Why would she not have before, when she'd have been lauded around the world as a hero(ine)?
The whole world was watching people starve and dehydrate to death in the Superdome. It was a living nightmare. Had Oprah gone in there with supplies, no WAY she would've missed the chance to get camera time for it. Also there were already other cameras there, so we'd have known about it.