[percy-l] Group Read Suggestions??
tfa at brickengraver.com
Mon Sep 26 14:08:16 EDT 2005
I find it very heartening that what was reported was false. It was really
difficult for me to fathom that that level of violence was being allowed to
happen within the dome and converntion center--or that such a large number
of people were actually involved.
But your comment:
" most of the violence that was reported happening in New Orleans by the
national media after Hurricane Katrina never happened." ..."They were just
reporting what they heard on the street and not following up on it."
I think is a bit too accusatory of the national media--after all their
sources for much of this seem to be the Chief of Police and the Mayor and
other ranking officials. In most circumstances, one would think them to be
pretty reliable sources, especially when it paints a bad picture instead of
a good one about their citizens, which would normally be the case. The way I
read the article, the promulgation of rumor by the two highest local
officials caused much suffering to those evacuees and prevented help from
getting to them faster because of security reasons. If I interpreted it
wrongly, let me know off list.
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I'd like the New Yorker to read this article:
I knew most of what was reported in this article already from various things
I was reading, but I have corroboration in one article now -- most of the
violence that was reported happening in New Orleans by the national media
after Hurricane Katrina never happened. (The local media on our battery
operated TV never reported things like that. They were busy getting the
real stuff out that people who were still around needed to know.)
This makes me so mad, because most of the nat'l sources have not made any
retractions. They were just reporting what they heard on the street and not
following up on it. As if the squalid conditions and the indignities that
people had to endure -- that really did exist -- were not bad enough to
report on! Because of the rumors and false reporting, I'm sure some of the
rescuers were deterred from what they needed to be doing.
from Kenner -- 2 suburbs to the west of the city of N.O.
Dye, Steve wrote:
(though not nearly as bad as) what we've seen for the past week, with
armed bands roaming the countryside, columns of smoke rising on the
horizon, and people hiding out in half-destroyed buildings.
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