Wednesday, November 23, 2005

More on the 60 Minutes story.

In Update On The "60 Minutes" Kusky Flap CBS quotes a few paragraphs of rebuttal from the Times Picayune.

Wizbang gives CBS expert Kusky a going over.
On the surface, Professor Tim Kusky might appear to be a legitimate person to interview for the controversial story that New Orleans will sink into the sea on 90 years. The problem is that even after the slightest research, he appears to have studied it very little.

Steve Subladowsky points out how this gives pundits an excuse to exalt Mississippi's Haley Barbour over Louisiana's Blanco. (He also points out that Barbour would never want to trade his problems for hers.)
For New Orleans and Louisiana, the obstacles already appear overwhelming. Whether it was 60 Minutes intent or not, in my view, the impact of its segment has made it much more difficult for the area to recover.

Finally, poor Kusky finds out that he isn't liked in South Louisiana, according to Eric Hand of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Headline: Geologist receives threatening messages after `60 Minutes' segment

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