Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Media Exaggeration And Hurricane Katrina

Like many out there, I was glued to the TV at times during the Katrina landfall. I remarked once that it was like watching a train wreck in slow motion; you knew you were going to see something horrible, but you couldn't look away. All the information, from the sheer number of deaths to the anarchy and non-social behavior, was at the same time horrifying and riveting.

Now, the LATimes is reporting that many of the reports were either gross exaggerations or now known to be completely false. Apparently the New Orleans Time Picayune has a similar report on their web site, but the web site seems available via registration only, so I can't confirm that. The AP has picked up the story here.

Commentary on this breaking realization can be found at the Corner of the NRO and GOPBloggers. As conservative blogs, you can imagine their reaction. I'm still looking for a liberal reaction to the story, but I've been unable to find one as of yet.

1 comment:

TheDevilIsInTheDetails said...

Be prepared for the next hurricane alicia or find another one that's similar. As the Boy Scouts say: "Be Prepared"!