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Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Re: In Defense of Katrina Coverage

Posted by on September 7 at 11:13 AM

You’re right Dave. Oprah’s show was incredible. And Oprah’s “from the Astrodome” coverage was vastly better than Couric’s, because it was far less predatory. Oprah never zoomed in and panned across the crowd from high aboveeither she narrated from the concourse, or took the camera down to the field to interview people face to face.

There’s a part two today, focused on Mississippi. (Which I will not watch while trying to eat dinner. Doing that last night was a huge mistakethe doctor on the show kept finding bodies on the street, lifting their shrouds, and declaring what an awful tragedy it was that they’d been lying on the street so long, their insides were liquifying and oozing out.)