I got the best explanation of what CNN is doing in the way it's covering the hurricane. "Playing to their audience". That must surely be it. CNN might have figured out the majority of viewers will never come back to CNN, they're watching FOX, so why not concentrate on their base, the far left fringed few, and foreigners who groove on CNN International. CNN's biased coverage of this hurricane can't be explained any other way I can think of.
This was a joint press conference with Chertoff - there was another one today?
A friend sent me the CNN video of the press conference where 'John Wayne' Honore takes charge of the press.
Here's the link; (Listen to the ad; then you'll see him in action.)