Some crow pie for the Mainstream media
Not only was Katrina a failure for all levels of government,
the media did a poor job all around, undersensationalizing
before the storm: (from my blog, when I was live-blogging
the news the sunday before the storm)
CNN SucksI'm watching CNN again and in the last 12 hours they've shown
the anti-bush screed about bad intelligence 3 times! The approaching
disaster in New Orleans could be just about as bad as the Tsunami was,
but they've had 36 hours of warning about the story.
oversensationalizing what happened in the dome and convention center
That the nation's frontline emergency-management officials believed the body count would resemble that of a bloody battle in a war is but one of scores of examples of myths about the Dome and the Convention Center treated as fact by evacuees, the news media and even some of the city's top officials, including the mayor and police superintendent.
The vast majority of reported atrocities committed by evacuees -- mass murders, rapes and beatings -- have turned out to be false, or at least unsupported by any evidence, according to key military, law-enforcement, medical and civilian officials in positions to know.
"I think 99 percent of it is [expletive]," said Sgt. 1st Class Jason Lachney, who played a key role in security and humanitarian work inside the Dome. "Don't get me wrong -- bad things happened. But I didn't see any killing and raping and cutting of throats or anything ... 99 percent of the people in the Dome were very well-behaved."
as well as not explaining who was really responsible for what. This
'where is the federal help' screeching will have the long term impact of
over-federalizing of all levels of disaster relief. Just what we need,
more government. Thanks MSM.