26 September 2005
But that would mean the media was lying about post-Katrina New Orleans!
The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that the supposedly rampant killing, raping, maiming and violence in post-Katrina New Orleans was, summed up eloquently by a National Guard soldier, "99% bull****".

Apparently there were a total of six (6) dead in the Superdome. Four of natural causes, one overdose and one suicide. Not the mass killings and rapings and such that Mayor Nagin and Chief Compass reported.

"After five days managing near-riots, medical horrors and unspeakable living conditions inside the Superdome, Louisiana National Guard Col. Thomas Beron prepared to hand over the dead to representatives of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.Following days of internationally reported killings, rapes and gang violence inside the Dome, the doctor from FEMA - Beron doesn't remember his name - came prepared for a grisly scene: He brought a refrigerated 18-wheeler and three doctors to process bodies."I've got a report of 200 bodies in the Dome," Beron recalls the doctor saying.The real total was six, Beron said."
And the "bodies piled high" at the convention center? A total of four.

"At the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, just four bodies were recovered, despites reports of corpses piled inside the building. Only one of the dead appeared to have been slain, said health and law enforcement officials."

This is not to say that some bad crap may have happened, but that the media, in it's normal "if it bleeds it leads" style did *NO* investigation and just reported rumours and stories. Apparently stories that were widely reported as fact were in point of fact, stories.

Let's see if the media corrects itself shall we?

[Edited @19:40 hrs to correct typo. "bodes" changed to "bodies"]

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