Skip to comments.Raped and Murdered Child In Superdome: What Other Lies Did The Media Tell?
Posted on 08/27/2006 1:18:19 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul
Since the media has planned an orgy of finger pointed for the anniversary of Katrina, let's make sure they get a finger in the eye they so richly deserve for their performance. Here's a few I recall, and I'm sure there are more: Photo captions had white survivors foraging for supplies, while black people were captioned as looting. Helicopters were being fired at, which led to a stand down till it became clear that it was untrue. All those lives lost during that interval are due to media neglagence and the blood of those victims is on the media's hands. Please feel free to forward the results to local or national talk radio so their sorry reporting is not white washed.
The media told us of a little girl who had been rapoed and then her throat slit in the Superdome.
Here's a few I recall, and I'm sure there are more:
Photo captions had white survivors foraging for supplies, while black people were captioned as looting.
Helicopters were being fired at, which led to a stand down till it became clear that it was untrue. All those lives lost during that interval are due to media neglagence and the blood of those victims is on the media's hands.
Please feel free to forward the results to local or national talk radio so their sorry reporting is not white washed.
And another, the hundreds of bodies stacked up in the deep freeze in the Superdome.
Many liberals still believe every lie to come out of N.O.
Here is a link to an EXCELLENT editorial about the media's handling of Katrina. Unfortunately it is from Bloomberg, so it can't be posted here.
And Shep Smith said there were baby bodies along side of the roads, and that people asked him and his crew for water but they did not give any.
As far as the looting/foraging goes, IMO, food & water/supplies=foraging. ANYTHING else = looting.
Are we to believe that no crime occured at the Superdome?
I remember this clearly being of major concern at the time(would love to know who it came from!)... and that boatowners were being prevented from going out on search and rescue missions.
Shep was the biggest drama queen of them all. Geraldo came in second.
While the media overplayed a lot of the Katrina problems and death toll, IMO some FReepers are in denial about how bad it was.
Just ask any Houstonian how crime went up when they got 100k refugees.
It would make a much shorter list to just ask, "What truths did the media tell?"
And a couple of our own FR members ran an extremely close 3rd and 4th. Pure hysteria and hype.
Yep, I remember that thread. Supposed to have been a first hand account but ended up being bogus.
The only looting story I saw more than once was two black female cops looting a Wal-Mart.
Hmmm...and yet CNN went to great lengths to avoid disclosing the cause of death in one case anyway. My girlfriend and I were watching CNN one night...the picture was very pixellated and the reporter explained the person was dead. I wasn't really watching it but from listening to the reporter you would have had no idea whether the person died from heat exhaustion, not getting medicine, or what -- then my girlfriend said, "Do you see that reddish brown splotch? That's a pool of blood!"
The person had either been shot or stabbed, and CNN apparently had no idea why the person died. I guess it's not a lie to omit a material fact.
Very little crime occured at the Superdome.
It seems that these Pulitzer champions in N.O. were doing no better than racing to publish the latest whispered rumors. That kind or 'reporting' is why the media has lost almost all respect.
Food and water in stores that are even minimally flooded is usually a total loss/write-off due to contamination by possibly being splashed by water. Most health departments will not allow it to be sold. Even canned goods and bottled water since they may have germs on the outside. So, it is essentially trash that may be picked up by anyone. If you break into a store that is NOT flooded, it is looting.
The story I recall was that there was a jail break and the prisoners had taken over a hospital/retirement home with weapons looted from a local pawn shop.
Oh, the best has to be the poverty pimp who reported that after only a few days people had resorted to CANNIBALISM. That was a good one!
Echo Chamber in the Superdome
A Louisiana National Guardsman explains how he dealt with false rumors being piped into Ground Zero of Hurricane Katrina
I agree. The hysteria has made the recovery worse because people believed the lies. The majority of people were simply trying to survive.
Well, they sure haven't wasted any time handing out the awards for journalistic excellence to themselves...
A. Broussard started telling his story
And cried when the tale got real gory.
Russert, barely awake,
Was taken in by this fake
.... Yet, Tim STILL won't admit that he's sorry.
Russert could not pass up another opportunity to tar and feather the president.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Katrina Misses New Orleans,
Heavily Damages Mississippi
By Joseph B. Treaster and Kate Zernike
Hurricane Katrina pounded the Gulf Coast with devastating force at daybreak Monday, sparing New Orleans the catastrophic hit that had been feared but inundating parts of the city and heaping damage on neighboring Mississippi where it tossed boats, ripped away scores of roof tops and left many of the major coastal roadways impassable.
Bump for the truth.
Col. Thomas Beron, the National Guard commander of Task Force Orleans, arrived at the Superdome on Aug. 29 and took command of 400 soldiers. He told PM that when the Dome's main power failed around 5 am, "it became a hot, humid, miserable place. There was some pushing, people were irritable. There was one attempted rape that the New Orleans police stopped."You mean everyone watching TV didn't know that the National Guard was in the Superdome with those people, with food and water?
Nagin is certainly NO Rudy Giuliani.
Nagin is only steadfast when he is defending himself. Like the time, shortly after Katrina, that he was encouraging people to return to New Orleans, even though a new storm, Rita, was forming out at sea.
~~Happy Days are Here Again~~
"Happy Days are here again,"
Said New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin.
"Yes, the water's down,
Come back into town.
Happy days are here again."
A storm named Rita's coming strong
Nagin fears the levees won't last long
He'll repeat his hymn
To folks he once made swim
"Don't blame me. I'm never wrong."
That was the greatest moment in the entire Katrina coverage. Hysterical!!!
"I guarantee that video tape has been destroyed by now."
It may be destroyed, but many of us saw it.
I was streaming WWL and watched that interview.
Repeated and intentional failure to point out that the reason there were no supplies at the convention center is that it wasn't a designated evacuation site.
Don't forget about the "toxic soup" simmering the days immediately after the hurricane passed and the levees failed....
How about the shark swimming around downtown NOLA?
"Yes they were reporting on every thread that there
were 800+ bodies piled up on the side of Highway 90
in Biloxi. But they were never able to produce a picture
or any physical evidence."
That story was something else.
"It's a very slow rise, and it will remain so until we plug that breach. I think we can get it stabilized in a few hours," Terry Ebbert, New Orleans' homeland security chief told The Associated Press.
I especially remember this one because some troll came onto the the food list and asked how we could be talking about barbecuing (since it was right before Labor Day) when people in N.O. were becoming cannibals.
Geraldo's reporting one Saturday night, I think it was, from NO was the last time I ever watched him. He got that silly Police Superintendant (I think that is what they call them there) to get on TV to talk about how all hell was going to break loose overnight; that people were going to start rioting. Had that leader acting unprofessional, only adding to the bad situation.
Of course, the next day started one of the biggest airlifts I could imagine. No one bothers to report the logistics that have to go into pulling that off.
Oh, I heard a report the other day that there is an "outcry" over the lack of competitive bids for rebuilding after Katrina. For goodness sakes people, make up your minds. Do you want it done fast, or procedural? Unfortunately, it can't be both ways.
But New Orleans, I guess my last point is, I kind of feel upset. Because I have some pictures of a Dad reading stories to his kid. I have a picture of a lady whoI don't know what the hell she was thinking when she brought itbut she brought her clown suit, and make-up, and she's in full clown garb, and she's got a wig on, and a nose and everything, and she sat there for days and painted kids' faces all day long. I have 20 amazing stories of people taking care of each other for every one incident of someone stealing, or someone taking somebody's stuff, or someone trying to get into somebody else's business, or someone laying their hands on somebody.
New Orleanians have been kind of cheated, because now everybody thinks that they just turned to animals, and that there was complete lawlessness and utter abandon, when that wasn't the case. Because if there was, we would have completely lost control of the Dome. And we never did. People just kind of hung on, through the heat and through everything, until they got on a bus and left.
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