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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.