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U.S. won't ban media from New Orleans searches
CNN ^ | 9/10/2005

Posted on 09/10/2005 5:01:19 PM PDT by uberPatriot

CNN filed suit for right to cover search for bodies of Katrina victims

HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) -- Rather than fight a lawsuit by CNN, the federal government abandoned its effort Saturday to prevent the media from reporting on the recovery of the dead in New Orleans.

Joint Task Force Katrina "has no plans to bar, impede or prevent news media from their news gathering and reporting activities in connection with the deceased Hurricane Katrina victim recovery efforts," said Col. Christian E. deGraff, representing the task force.

U.S. District Court Judge Keith Ellison issued a temporary restraining order Friday against a "zero access" policy announced earlier in the day by Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, who is overseeing the federal relief effort in the city, and Terry Ebbert, the city's homeland security director.

In explaining the ban, Ebbert said, "we don't think that's proper" to let members of the media view the bodies...

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Louisiana
KEYWORDS: access; cnn; katrina; media; msm; searchandrescue
Well, isn't CNN proud of itself, taking credit for the government simply following the law.
1 posted on 09/10/2005 5:01:20 PM PDT by uberPatriot
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To: uberPatriot

The media has gone insane...


2 posted on 09/10/2005 5:03:18 PM PDT by Dog ( We haven't forgotten you Commander Michael Speicher)
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To: uberPatriot

@$$-HOLES.


3 posted on 09/10/2005 5:03:25 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: uberPatriot

Cadaver News Network.


4 posted on 09/10/2005 5:05:58 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: uberPatriot

Cool! hurricane porn..Just the thing to watch at dinner time. Here are some thoughts:
9a) suits by survivors
(b) revulsion of viewers
(c) hypocrisy of refusing to show victims and jumpers on 9/11 because it would "inflame" viewers and then showing these for the obvious purpose of inflaming voters.


5 posted on 09/10/2005 5:07:21 PM PDT by the Real fifi
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To: uberPatriot

The macabre network for sure.


6 posted on 09/10/2005 5:09:52 PM PDT by boomop1
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To: uberPatriot
I do not understand CNNs insistence on this. It certainly will not score ratings points. How would you like to find out that cousin joe was dead by watching CNN? Total lack of respect.
7 posted on 09/10/2005 5:13:20 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 ( Heaven on Earth is where the nearest Starbucks is 60 miles away.)
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To: the Real fifi
(c) hypocrisy of refusing to show victims and jumpers on 9/11 because it would "inflame" viewers and then showing these for the obvious purpose of inflaming voters.

Worth repeating.

8 posted on 09/10/2005 5:14:49 PM PDT by meowmeow (Meow! Meow!)
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To: uberPatriot

I hope the good General keeps them on their toes. I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of HIM, while depending on his command for info.


9 posted on 09/10/2005 5:15:03 PM PDT by digger48
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To: Ursus arctos horribilis
I like that!!....WE need to spread that out in blog land!!!

Cadaver News Network....fits them to a tee!!
10 posted on 09/10/2005 5:18:35 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: uberPatriot

This also means the military won't aid the media in any way during human remains recovery.


11 posted on 09/10/2005 5:23:04 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: digger48

CNN AKA the "CADAVER NEWS NETWORK'


12 posted on 09/10/2005 5:29:04 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: digger48

We're not stuck on Stupid!

LTG Honore's
Commander, Joint Task Force Katrina

13 posted on 09/10/2005 5:29:29 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: uberPatriot
Brian Williams said the law enforcement wouldn't let them into the Superdoom, (not a typo), or the Convention Center. They pointed their weapons at the media to keep them away from a fire scene. But, it's OK to show dead bodies... go figure.
14 posted on 09/10/2005 5:34:08 PM PDT by DocRock (Osama said, "We love death, the U.S. loves life, that is the main difference between us.")
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The ghouls @ CNN are obsessed with death. Who in their right minds would actually want to look at scenes of mass death. And they have an agenda as well, because with every scene of death they will try to 'Blame' GWB, and at the same time attempt to enrage Blacks. They won't be happy until they destroy America.


15 posted on 09/10/2005 5:43:41 PM PDT by SeaBiscuit (God Bless all who defend America and Friends, the rest can go to hell.)
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To: uberPatriot
I don't know who's regulating what. Spanish-language TV here in the Los Angeles area is showing dead bodies everywhere: in ditches, on roadways, on top of cars. Most are somewhat covered up but lots aren't. I think these shows are broadcast from L.A. stations but maybe the camera operators have Mexican credentials and don't have to follow U.S. law, just like the illegal border crossers.

Anyhow if it's images of dead bodies CNN wants, they've been scooped big-time. I just watched a 5-minute segment focusing on nothing but corpses.

Did anyone else see Mexico's "hurricane assistance" caravan yesterday? Two or three trucks plastered with Mexican flags on their way to N.O.; and L.A. stations were giving it huge play, as if Mexico was going to save our butts. The trucks were probably loaded with illegals. I'm sick of this stuff. You can only be subjected to so much BS propaganda before you finally lose it.

16 posted on 09/10/2005 5:53:53 PM PDT by Bernard Marx (Don't make the mistake of interpreting my Civility as Servility)
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There going to find those 10,000 bodies no matter what. They know President Bush killed at least that many and they are going to find them.

Disgusting people.

17 posted on 09/10/2005 5:58:31 PM PDT by sydbas
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To: uberPatriot
There is a lawsuit somewhere in Tenn, from a girl who was shown a pic of her father who had died in a DUI related crash.

I hope the lawyers are running tape 24/7 and sue these ghouls into oblivion.

18 posted on 09/10/2005 6:09:19 PM PDT by don-o (Don't be a Freeploader. Do the right thing and become a Monthly Donor!)
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To: uberPatriot
I have mixed feelings about this. Sure, I think it's obscene for a news agency to show dead bodies. But hopefully, if the news people start showing them, all the angry calls and e-mails they'll receive will take care of that little problem. Besides, the photos are already plastered everywhere at ogrish.com. (Don't go unless you have a really strong stomach and can maintain a somewhat detached psyche. It's so sad. But i digress...)

OTOH, the NOPD has already shown itself to be so corrupt, they may just need babysitting. Some of them have already joined in the looting. If they had free reign to people's homes & knew they wouldn't be filmed (i.e., caught red-handed), who knows what they would do? I'm sure there are plenty of empty 2-story homes with high-and-dry possessions that aren't nailed down.

Also, after seeing some idiot Gestapo policeman/NG/whatever tackle an elderly lady in her own kitchen the other day... Sheesh! What if the cameras hadn't been there? If someone had been seriously hurt, it would have been a he-said, she-said type of deal. I just think both parties are better off having their forays into people's homes documented to keep everyone honest.

19 posted on 09/10/2005 6:14:54 PM PDT by Nita Nupress
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Coming soon from CNN, the "CADAVER NEWS NETWORK" Your dead family members televised live from New Orleans as CNN finds them.


20 posted on 09/10/2005 6:24:34 PM PDT by Ursus arctos horribilis ("It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!" Emiliano Zapata 1879-1919)
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To: uberPatriot

What's so surprising about the left-wing media exploiting the DEAD? All they're doing is photographing future Democrat voters.


22 posted on 09/10/2005 6:31:54 PM PDT by melt (Someday they'll wish their Jihad... Jihadn't.)
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To: Bernard Marx
I don't know who's regulating what. Spanish-language TV here in the Los Angeles area is showing dead bodies everywhere: in ditches, on roadways, on top of cars.

The Spanish-language networks were the only ones to show the jumpers on 9/11 as well.

23 posted on 09/10/2005 6:36:58 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: crazyhorse691

Pure emotional lunacy. Like you are really going to be able to identify "Cousin Joe" by watching Anderson Cooper pull him out of that nasty toxic gunk 2 weeks after he died.


24 posted on 09/10/2005 6:47:17 PM PDT by Prodn2000
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To: SeaBiscuit
The ghouls @ CNN are obsessed with death.

Only if those deaths hurt Republicans & President Bush politically, otherwise they could care less.
25 posted on 09/10/2005 6:48:31 PM PDT by kb2614 ("Speaking Truth to Power" - What idiots say when they want to sound profound!!)
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To: Prodn2000

How 'bout if you recognize Cousin Joe's house?


26 posted on 09/10/2005 7:52:17 PM PDT by maica (Do not believe the garbage the media is feeding you back home. ---Allegra (in Iraq))
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To: uberPatriot

hmm they will show the dead, but has ANYONE seen a single picture of citizens being disarmed?


Will we see a picture of a citizen being forced out?

Even the old lady they forced out is now back home per FNC.


27 posted on 09/10/2005 7:54:26 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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Yet CNN will not show the TRUE pictures of 9/11 during 9/11 rememberance.

No innocent people plunging to their deaths so we see the truth.

No stories about the islam memorial planned for the 4th flight.


28 posted on 09/10/2005 8:00:42 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE!)
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Well since most of the people within New Orleans were black, one must assume that most of the dead will probably be black.

Should we now assume that CNN HATES BLACK PEOPLE ?

29 posted on 09/10/2005 8:19:52 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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"Well since most of the people within New Orleans were black, one must assume that most of the dead will probably be black.

Should we now assume that CNN HATES BLACK PEOPLE ?"

Well, it must think it can make $$ off dead, Black people, and so is salivating at seeing them dead.


30 posted on 09/10/2005 9:18:03 PM PDT by combat_boots (Dug in and not budging an inch. NOT to be schiavoed, greered, or felosed as a patient)
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