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May 27, 2007 8:20 pm


KUDOS TO THE MEDIA ON KATRINA



New Orleans, like San Francisco cannot really be made safe. That is the bottom line and nobody is guilty of criminal negligence except in failing to force the people to evacuate (Bush actually pleaded with the governor to declare mandatory evacuation but apparently should have sent in the first airborn to accomplish it) and then failing to send in help much, much faster. Big beaurocracies are what they are. Heninger wants to outsource first response to Bechtel.

I want to outsource it to the media. The Red Cross was afraid to send in its people. But the reporters went in there, stayed there and finally shamed the local, state and federal governments into action.

The new media is not only keeping officials and the old media honest but also trying to help. HNN is providing a substitute website for Tulane students and faculty.

Kudos.



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