Wednesday, April 12, 2006

New Orleans. It's Official: Nobody Cares - Yahoo! News

Yahoo! News:

Harry Shearer

Sat Apr 8, 2:25 PM ET

It's now three days after the Corps of Engineers admitted, in Senate testimony under oath, that its design and construction mistakes--not local levee boards, not state officials, not any of the other finger-pointees--were responsible for the breach of the 17th St. Floodwall which inundated much of central New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. Nothing in the NYT or WashPost, nothing on the networks. This indicates that somebody in India might care. NPR? The last piece on this issue from them was this, in which our federal government took 800 pages a month ago to deny what the Corps just admitted this week. The fact that a high-ranking official of a federal agency took the blame for the worst man-made disaster in American history should, by all reasonable criteria, be some kind of news in this country.
I'd write more about this, but I'm busy not caring about the Moussaoui trial."


carla. said...

bayoustjohndavid said...

It finaly made Anderson Cooper last night. Mentioned a few times that the mistake was made fifty years ago; it will be interesting to see if they can keep saying it was a fifty year old engineering mistake (and therefore understandable or something you can't blame on anybody around now)and blame it on La. corruption at the same time.