Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Like Iraq: No photos of the dead.

New Orleans - The US government agency leading the rescue efforts after Hurricane Katrina said on Tuesday it does not want the news media to take photographs of the dead as they are recovered from the flooded New Orleans area.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastation caused by the hurricane, rejected requests from journalists to accompany rescue boats as they went out to search for storm victims.

Reuters via Truthout

This is getting awful discouraging. Apparently the administration wants us to know nothing about who died. Yeah, dead bodies are ugly, but Americans have a right to know what's happening.

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