Carol Costello and Kira Phillips have been Kasim Reed bashing all morning

Atlanta got 2 inches of snow and the city is crippled. Many of the residents had a very bad night and they have right to complain and ask questions. Their government seemingly failed them. Carol Costello interviewed Mayor Reed. She was angry and combative throughout the interview. She interuppted him when he attempted to answer her questions. Costello’s co-worker Kira Phillips was on the phone and she added her two cents which included a 9/11 reference. It’s winter and across this country people are dealing with the elements. Case in point Minnesota. By Sunday it will be 60 in Atlanta. They had a bad day and a bad night. No one is saying they should not complain, but maybe somebody needs to tell them it’s January.

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  • LadyLee  On January 29, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    We just don’t do well with this type of thing in the ATL. They should know that. The snow fell super fast and was sticking. I fortunately have a very short commute, to the point where I could actually walk home if need be. But no one should be surprised at this, especially reporters who routinely cover these events.

    And you are right. It will be 60 degrees and sunny this weekend here. Heck, it was nice and sunny just yesterday, nice enough to open the sunroof. It will be dry and this will be a memory by Sunday.

    There have been no fatalities. They should concentrate on that bit of good news.

  • Raymond  On January 29, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Kasiim Reed should bear the responsibility for his lack of leadership. He really was leading all the way when it came to giving the tax dollars of the citizens of Atlanta to a Super rich billionaire to fund a new football stadium. Maybe your hero could have used some of that money to buy and equip DOT with a larger fleet of snow plow trucks. They could be strategically placed in various locations across Atlanta instead of just being in one location. This way all of the trucks would not be getting stuck in traffic. Kasiim Reed’s failed attempt at leadership and his lame attempt to place the blame on others but himself is cowardly at best and lacks any pretense of what a true leader really is.

  • musesofamom  On January 29, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Reed is not my hero but he is the mayor and she talked to him like he had wondered in off the street. Her tone was disrespectful to the mayor and I would feel the same way about any mayor being addressed the way she did.

  • C.J.  On January 29, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    In an exeprt of Phillps’ rant about Mayor Reed, she told him to “be a man” and take charge. I seriously doubt she would have said this about a white mayor in the same situation. Also, since when did Kasim get elected Governor of Georgia? In the part I heard, she didn’t mention the Gov. Deal. I don’t always agree with Mayor Reed but some of the criticism in such the disrespectful tone of these journalist isn’t fair.

  • LPM  On January 31, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    C.J. brings up a good point. I wonder if Ms. Phillips or Ms. Costello interviewed Gov. Deal. And if so, was the tone the same? I would imagine that a good chunk of the roads that were blocked were state roads and thus, perhaps clearing them was the responsibility of the state (rather than the city). I also have heard that there were many other jurisdictions in the metro area – not under the “authority” of Mayor Reed – who had similar, and even worse problems that included fatalities. It’s unfortunate that he has become the face if this, when other are equally as culpable, or perhaps more so. Regardless, we need to show some respect and some semblance of neutrality.

  • elogam  On January 31, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I was there two weeks ago today. Glad I got out in time to avoid this mess.

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