The government has finally found it’s way to New Orleans – only to kick out the press and making sure that we won’t be seeing any coverage on the recovery operation.
You don’t believe it? Read Brian Williams’ article over at MSNBC: “the fact that the National Guard now bars entry (by journalists) to the very places where people last week were barred from LEAVING (The Convention Center and Superdome) is a kind of perverse and perfectly backward postscript to this awful chapter in American history.” See also Jeff Jarvis’ post – Stop the cover-up now.
This sounds like some sort of third world country. What do you think our government’s reaction would be if a foreign country would botch a natural disaster as badly as we did, refuse our aid, and then prohibit free press to report on the aftermath?
Actually, now that I think about it – perhaps nothing…