Captain Corruption\'s Commentary

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

More fun with sensationalism

From the L.A. Times regarding the misreporting of the anarchy:

"It doesn't take anything to start a rumor around here," Louisiana National Guard 2nd Lt. Lance Cagnolatti said at the height of the Superdome relief effort. "There's 20,000 people in here. Think when you were in high school. You whisper something in someone's ear. By the end of the day, everyone in school knows the rumor — and the rumor isn't the same thing it was when you started it."

Journalists and officials who have reviewed the Katrina disaster blamed the inaccurate reporting in large measure on the breakdown of telephone service, which prevented dissemination of accurate reports to those most in need of the information. Race may have also played a factor.

Indeed, Mayor C. Ray Nagin told a national television audience on "Oprah" three weeks ago of people "in that frickin' Superdome for five days watching dead bodies, watching hooligans killing people, raping people."

Hmmm... perhaps our friends in the media and in public office should consider a little fact checking prior to spouting off the rumors. Nahhh, on second thought, here's a rumor I heard: Did you know that buying Captain Corruption's products will enhance your bank account and your libido? Find out for yourself!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Ian Viteri said...

Enjoyed reading your posts.

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