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Thursday, September 8, 2005

Re: Will the Media Stand For This?

Posted by on September 8 at 10:16 AM

The key line in the article posted by Dan, “The Bush administration is tossing the media out of New Orleans,” is this:

The move by the Federal Emergency Management Agency [to ban the media from taking “pictures of those killed by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath”] is in line with the Bush administration’s ban on images of flag-draped U.S. military coffins returning from the Iraq war….

Even Bush can recognize his own dead souls. If these deaths were not his, if they were nature’s deaths, or a terrorist’s deaths, then he would not try to hide them. But the fact is remarkably clear: the person who owns the bodies flying back from Iraq also owns the bodies floating in the flooded streets of New Orleans.