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Raped and Murdered Child In Superdome: What Other Lies Did The Media Tell?
8/27/06 | Doctor Raoul

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:

The media told us of a little girl who had been rapoed and then her throat slit in the Superdome.

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.


TOPICS: US: Louisiana; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: fakebutaccurate; katrina; katrinafailures; medialies; superdome
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1 posted on 08/27/2006 1:18:20 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul
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To: Doctor Raoul

And another, the hundreds of bodies stacked up in the deep freeze in the Superdome.


2 posted on 08/27/2006 1:19:09 PM PDT by Doctor Raoul (New York Times? Get a rope!)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Many liberals still believe every lie to come out of N.O.


3 posted on 08/27/2006 1:20:57 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?)
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To: Doctor Raoul

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.

http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601039&sid=axpYFatKG73Y


4 posted on 08/27/2006 1:21:34 PM PDT by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Doctor Raoul

5 posted on 08/27/2006 1:21:36 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Doctor Raoul

6 posted on 08/27/2006 1:25:51 PM PDT by edpc (Violence is ALWAYS a solution. Maybe not the right one....but a solution nonetheless)
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To: Doctor Raoul

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.


7 posted on 08/27/2006 1:25:52 PM PDT by YOUGOTIT
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To: Doctor Raoul

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?


8 posted on 08/27/2006 1:26:12 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle ("Better put some ice on that")
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To: Doctor Raoul
"Thousands dead, more than 9/11, bodies in trees..."
9 posted on 08/27/2006 1:27:08 PM PDT by Invisible Gorilla
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To: Doctor Raoul
Helicopters were being fired at, which led to a stand down till it became clear that it was untrue.

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.

10 posted on 08/27/2006 1:27:45 PM PDT by johnny7 (“And what's Fonzie like? Come on Yolanda... what's Fonzie like?!”)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

Shep was the biggest drama queen of them all. Geraldo came in second.


11 posted on 08/27/2006 1:28:08 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: Doctor Raoul
it wasn't negligence, it was Nagingence
12 posted on 08/27/2006 1:29:10 PM PDT by bws53
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To: The Worthless Miracle
Looting? What looting?

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.

13 posted on 08/27/2006 1:29:37 PM PDT by No Blue States
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To: Doctor Raoul

It would make a much shorter list to just ask, "What truths did the media tell?"


14 posted on 08/27/2006 1:30:08 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: CajunConservative

And a couple of our own FR members ran an extremely close 3rd and 4th. Pure hysteria and hype.


15 posted on 08/27/2006 1:30:21 PM PDT by TomServo ("Uh, Donner, party of three please.")
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To: Doctor Raoul
Although this on scene report was related to flooding caused by storms in the Northeast rather than Katrina, it certainly illustrates the lengths the msm will go to hype a story......


16 posted on 08/27/2006 1:31:35 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Invisible Gorilla
"Thousands dead, more than 9/11, bodies in trees..."

Yep, I remember that thread. Supposed to have been a first hand account but ended up being bogus.

17 posted on 08/27/2006 1:31:57 PM PDT by COEXERJ145 (Free Republic is Currently Suffering a Pandemic of “Bush Derangement Syndrome.”)
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To: Doctor Raoul

The only looting story I saw more than once was two black female cops looting a Wal-Mart.


18 posted on 08/27/2006 1:32:35 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Michael Goldsberry

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.



19 posted on 08/27/2006 1:32:41 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: The Worthless Miracle

Very little crime occured at the Superdome.


20 posted on 08/27/2006 1:32:53 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Doctor Raoul
When I went to journalism school, reporting involved investigating and validating the accuracy of a story. Number one priority was to get the facts correct.... then word crafting and picture painting.

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.

21 posted on 08/27/2006 1:34:10 PM PDT by nctexan
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To: The Worthless Miracle
food & water/supplies=foraging

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.

22 posted on 08/27/2006 1:34:18 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Doc, here's the looting/finding one.


23 posted on 08/27/2006 1:35:02 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Doctor Raoul

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.


24 posted on 08/27/2006 1:35:47 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (Lucky participant in 189 different Nigerian business deals......still waiting on payment.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

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!


25 posted on 08/27/2006 1:35:55 PM PDT by thegreatbeast
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To: Doctor Raoul
When the hurricane was still out in the ocean, there was a live feed here on FR from a New Orleans tv station. The anchors had Ray Nagin in the studio.

I will never, ever forget the anchor asking him if there were plans to go into the poor areas and get people evacuated. His answer was telling.

I can't remember the exact words, but he basically shook his head, and said there was no way to evacuate the people. HE WAS ASKED why buses or cars couldn't be sent in, and he said, even if transportation was provided, the people would not go.

I guarantee that video tape has been destroyed by now.
26 posted on 08/27/2006 1:36:47 PM PDT by Darnright (http://www.irey.com/)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Echo Chamber in the Superdome
A Louisiana National Guardsman explains how he dealt with false rumors being piped into Ground Zero of Hurricane Katrina

http://www.reason.com/links/links100405.shtml


27 posted on 08/27/2006 1:37:23 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: TomServo

I agree. The hysteria has made the recovery worse because people believed the lies. The majority of people were simply trying to survive.


28 posted on 08/27/2006 1:37:46 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: Doctor Raoul

Well, they sure haven't wasted any time handing out the awards for journalistic excellence to themselves...


29 posted on 08/27/2006 1:39:35 PM PDT by The Worthless Miracle ("Better put some ice on that")
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To: Doctor Raoul
Aaron Broussard's lies about phone calls from an elderly woman in a nursing home were not challenged by Tim Russert, even though it's likely that, in a subsequent show, Russert knew Broussard was lying.

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.

Aaron Broussard and Tim Russert: The Saga Continues (Lyin, Cryin & Caught!)

Russert could not pass up another opportunity to tar and feather the president.

30 posted on 08/27/2006 1:39:51 PM PDT by syriacus (Worried about attacks from Iran or Korea? Daschle wanted to scuttle our missile defense program)
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To: Doctor Raoul
Mr. Randall Robinson Founder of the wonderful and important TransAfrica, reporting that there was cannibalism taking place at the Super-Dome.
31 posted on 08/27/2006 1:40:19 PM PDT by Mr. Jazzy (God Bless the United States of America and all that defend her hard earned freedom!)
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To: Doctor Raoul
The image “http://www.nauticos.com/images/NYT_banner.jpg” cannot be displayed, because it contains errors.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Katrina Misses New Orleans,
Heavily Damages Mississippi

By Joseph B. Treaster and Kate Zernike

NEW ORLEANS

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.

32 posted on 08/27/2006 1:40:50 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Doctor Raoul

Bump for the truth.


33 posted on 08/27/2006 1:41:59 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: The Worthless Miracle
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?
34 posted on 08/27/2006 1:43:01 PM PDT by Dilbert56
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To: Michael Goldsberry
This is when my opinion of Shep Smith went south. He was a flaming idiot standing on a balcony in the Quarter reporting all the crap that was being put out.
35 posted on 08/27/2006 1:43:02 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marine Spec Ops Dad)
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To: edpc
Aw geez...I remember that lying sumb*tch.
36 posted on 08/27/2006 1:43:48 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Every single day provides at least one new reason to hate the mainstream media...)
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To: Doctor Raoul

bump


37 posted on 08/27/2006 1:44:46 PM PDT by Skooz (Chastity prays for me, piety sings...Modesty hides my thighs in her wings...)
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To: Darnright
HE WAS ASKED why buses or cars couldn't be sent in, and he said, even if transportation was provided, the people would not go.

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."

38 posted on 08/27/2006 1:45:21 PM PDT by syriacus (Why wasn't each home in New Orleans required to have an inflatable life boat?)
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To: hole_n_one

That was the greatest moment in the entire Katrina coverage. Hysterical!!!


39 posted on 08/27/2006 1:45:49 PM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (There's a fine, fine line between a stoat and a sporkweasel.)
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To: Darnright

"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.


40 posted on 08/27/2006 1:46:04 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: TomServo; CajunConservative
And a couple of our own FR members ran an extremely close 3rd and 4th. Pure hysteria and hype.



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.
41 posted on 08/27/2006 1:46:10 PM PDT by WKB (If I send you a blank reply that means I have nothing else to say to you.)
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To: Doctor Raoul

Add:

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.


42 posted on 08/27/2006 1:46:12 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg
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To: Doctor Raoul

Don't forget about the "toxic soup" simmering the days immediately after the hurricane passed and the levees failed....


43 posted on 08/27/2006 1:46:57 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: God luvs America

How about the shark swimming around downtown NOLA?


44 posted on 08/27/2006 1:48:06 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: WKB

"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."



Yep!

That story was something else.


45 posted on 08/27/2006 1:49:11 PM PDT by dixiechick2000 (There ought to be one day-- just one-- when there is open season on senators. ~~ Will Rogers)
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To: aflaak

ping


46 posted on 08/27/2006 1:50:04 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 (** Tagline Removed By Admin Moderator **)
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To: syriacus
Streets of New Orleans...
"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.

47 posted on 08/27/2006 1:50:49 PM PDT by syriacus (Why wasn't each home in New Orleans required to have an inflatable life boat?)
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To: thegreatbeast
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

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.

48 posted on 08/27/2006 1:51:21 PM PDT by HungarianGypsy (Like food and fun? Join the Freeper Kitchen ping list.)
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To: CajunConservative

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.


49 posted on 08/27/2006 1:52:02 PM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: Pikachu_Dad
That was an excellent interview. Thanks for posting this.

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 who—I don't know what the hell she was thinking when she brought it—but 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.

50 posted on 08/27/2006 1:54:07 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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