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Has Katrina Saved Us Media?

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That is a well written piece, with most comments agreeing. Slight hysteria from one American guy though which made me laugh. Some Americans are paranoid about what the rest of the world thinks of them.

Are you kidding me? What could you possibly know about what is going on over here? Your country didn't even care about Katrina before Tuesday, and now you think that the US media is to be acclaimed for its reporting?

Do you have any idea that people were ordered to evacuate two days before the storm hit? Did you know that disaster preparedness starts at the state and local level, b/c on this side of the pond we don't have everything handed to us by the government who lead us around with a mediocre leash.

Those who couldn't evacuate should have been dealt with according to the plan that New Orleans should have had in place, got a copy of that? I'm sure they'll back date it for you to make it look correct. Just stay on your side of the pond and defend your reporting methods, as vague and useless as they are over here. Congrats, cheerio

Neil Holloran, VA, USA

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last week the complacency stopped, and the moral indignation against inadequate government began to flow, from slick anchors who spend most of their time glued to desks in New York and Washington.

As the heads of the Homeland Security department and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) appeared for network interviews, their defensive remarks about where aid was arriving to, and when, were exposed immediately as either downright lies or breath-taking ignorance.

When the back-slapping president told the Fema boss on Friday morning that he was doing "a heck of a job" and spent most of his first live news conference in the stricken area praising all the politicians and chiefs who had failed so clearly, it beggared belief.

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I suspect they won't post my comment

"While much of the media seemed un aware of Katrina we were discussing its potential impact on our web forum http://www.housepricecrash.co.uk/forum/ind...showtopic=14564 back on August 28. We started out considering the economic implications but this changed on Saturday night when it became clear that Katrina had the power to kill."

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