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  • Monday, September 26, 2005

    Reports of anarchy at the superdome overstated

    In other words, the reports of anarchy at the New orleans superdome, following hurricane Katrina were deliberately manipulated to show the victims of that disaster in a bad light. Now, I wonder who would want to do that? This article, from the Seatttle Times:

    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.
    So, who would benefit from deliberately misleading people? See all recent "A Logical Voice" posts


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