All They know Is What They Read In The Papers
The latest spin from the spin-meisters in Washington is a variation on the old “blame the press” theme. Government reaction to the growing disaster was slow because everyone was misled by the press into thinking that New Orleans had dodged the bullet.
Well isn’t that just peachy! Apparently the main source of government emergency information is the press. And here I was thinking that there was all sorts of sophisticated communications wizardry protecting me from natural and man-made disasters.
God help us if a first strike takes out the Washington Post. No one inside the beltway will have the foggiest effing idea of what’s happening.
Take a look at a short piece in Salon’s War Room