http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewCulture.asp?Page=\Culture\archive\200509\CUL20050902b.html Moore Accuses Bush of Race-Based Response to Katrina By Nathan Burchfiel CNSNews.com Correspondent September 02, 2005 (CNSNews.com) - In an open letter to President Bush posted on his Web site, liberal filmmaker and anti-war activist Michael Moore suggests that a delay in rescuing stranded residents of New Orleans was based on race and class. "It's not your fault that 30 percent of New Orleans lives in poverty or that tens of thousands has no transportation to get out of town," Moore wrote. "C'mon, they're black! ... Can you imagine leaving white people on their roofs for five days?" http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,168387,00.html Kanye West Rips Bush at Telethon Friday, September 02, 2005 NEW YORK — It began, fittingly enough, with jazz from New Orleans natives Harry Connick Jr. and Wynton Marsalis. But "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," a heartfelt and dignified benefit aired on NBC and other networks Friday night, took an unexpected turn thanks to the outspoken rapper Kanye West (search). Appearing two-thirds through the program, he claimed "George Bush doesn't care about black people" and said America is set up "to help the poor, the black people, the less well-off as slow as possible."