Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Katrina Takes a Toll on Truth, News Accuracy

From the article:

The New Orleans Times-Picayune on Monday described inflated body counts, unverified "rapes," and unconfirmed sniper attacks as among examples of "scores of myths about the dome and Convention Center treated as fact by evacuees, the media and even some of New Orleans' top officials."

Typical of strategies used to marginalize blacks and the poor -- creating an image of them as animalistic predators.

Sickening, yet all too common. And that's what most people will remember, regardless of the truth, because the redactions and corrections come far too late.


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