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Katrina 'cover-up' alleged

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posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 09:27 AM
Claims have surfaced that suggest that the American media has not shown pictures of the dead in New Orleans in order to cover up the lethargic response by FEMA. The suppresion of cadaver photos by the media has been seen by some as a sort of 'crisis control management', however others believe that these pictures are not show simply out of the respect of their families.

OFFICIAL US admonitions against broadcasting images of cadavers in New Orleans floodwaters have prompted charges that America's media helped cover up the slow US response to Hurricane Katrina.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, which has taken much of the heat for the lack of organisation, asked news organisations not to show pictures of dead bodies.

US newspapers have published photographs of bodies floating in the city, devastated by flooding after Katrina socked the US Gulf Coast. Press agencies have also distributed photographs in which bodies were unidentifiable, but which rankled the public, anyway.

However, US television networks have largely abstained from broadcasting such pictures, as they did on September 11, 2001, turning cameras away from those jumping from the twin towers, to avoid putting off viewers.

But since when did the media have any sense of 'respect'?. Is it the medias job to be America's social and ethical 'tuning fork'?

posted on Sep, 9 2005 @ 08:48 PM
Very interesting. Seems as if things are really starting to surface.. now if only we can get Bush so he's not the one 'heading the investigation in to what wen't right and what went wrong."

Good to see my local Hearald Sun breaking this too!


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