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September 26, 2005

'Katrina' Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry

Rumors of deaths greatly exaggerated

Widely reported attacks false or unsubstantiated

6 bodies found at Dome; 4 at Convention Center

In interviews with Oprah Winfrey, Compass reported rapes of "babies," and Mayor Ray Nagin spoke of "hundreds of armed gang members" killing and raping people inside the Dome...

Four weeks after the storm, few of the widely reported atrocities have been backed with evidence. The piles of bodies never materialized, and soldiers, police officers and rescue personnel on the front lines say that although anarchy reigned at times and people suffered unimaginable indignities, most of the worst crimes reported at the time never happened.

It's much easier to cover your incompetent, lackluster a$$, when you pump up the story to include firefights, rampaging natives, Swift boats under attack, heroic rescues, bodies in the wat...wait...that was Kerry. No wonder I was confused! Same sh$tty story, just different storytellers.
More Katrina above.

Some of the more egregious New Orleans officials' quotes I've moved off the front to conserve space.

...Police, according to their chief, Eddie Compass, found themselves in multiple shootouts inside both shelters...and were forced to race toward muzzle flashes through the dark to disarm the criminals; snipers supposedly fired at doctors and soldiers from downtown high-rises...

...Unidentified evacuees told of children stepping over so many bodies, "we couldn't count."

...The picture that emerged was one of the impoverished, masses of flood victims resorting to utter depravity, randomly attacking each other, as well as the police trying to protect them and the rescue workers trying to save them. ....Nagin told Winfrey the crowd has descended to an "almost animalistic state."

Posted by tree hugging sister at September 26, 2005 09:11 AM


The memory of the Labor Day weekend when I commanded my Boston Whiner up the Mississippimekong to Baton Rouge is seared, seared into my memory!

Posted by: Mr. Bingley at September 26, 2005 01:08 PM


Posted by: Mr. Bingley at September 26, 2005 01:08 PM

Amen sister!

Posted by: WunderKraut at September 26, 2005 01:29 PM

Excellent- it's too bad it's the truth, though.

Posted by: Faith at September 26, 2005 03:22 PM

So when are we going to hear from the cited officials that they were, well, mistaken? I'd guess about the same time we get the Cambodian Santa's complete service records.

Posted by: tree hugging sister at September 26, 2005 03:25 PM

Wait a second.....where are the medals to throw over the fence? Huh? HUH?

Posted by: The Real JeffS at September 27, 2005 02:01 AM