by Col. W. Patrick Lang (Ret.)
“FEMA Wants No Photos of Dead”
Today, 9:06 AM
“NEW ORLEANS — The U.S. agency leading Hurricane Katrina rescue efforts said Tuesday that it does not want the news media to photograph the dead as they are recovered.
“The Federal Emergency Management Agency, heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastation caused by the hurricane, rejected journalists’ requests to accompany rescue boats searching for storm victims. An agency spokeswoman said space was needed on the rescue boats. ‘We have requested that no photographs of the deceased be made by the media,’ the spokeswoman said in an e-mail. ” (Los Angeles Times)
FEMA wants what? OK. We could accept the idea that our soldiers’ dead bodies should not be made the objects of the press’s attention at Dover AFB, but how are we to interpret this as other than an attempt to hide from the public just how terrible our losses were in this Gulf (our own)?
BELOW: Jack Burkman – Boy Patriot
Jack Burkman – Boy Patriot
Jack: “I understand there are 10,000 people dead. It’s terrible. It’s tragic. But in a democracy of 300 million people, over years and years and years, these things happen.
These things happen. That’s Jack’s defense of the government.”
Sent to me today, but I watched this segment on “Connected Coast to Coast” myself.
This is interesting since already by tonight a close observer could watch the media “fall off” their moment of professionalism in response to their self interest and fear.
Haley Barbour, Mr Republican, is just more fuel for the bonfire so far as this Yuppy pol. is concerned.