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Katrina: CNN Examines “What Was Said vs. What Was Happening”

CNN is pissed off at the federal government. “Diverging views of a crumbling New Orleans emerged Thursday,” CNN.com says this afternoon. “The sanitized view came from federal officials at news conferences and television appearances. But the official line was contradicted by grittier, more desperate views from the shelters and the streets.”

“These conflicting views came within hours, sometimes minutes of each of each other, as reflected in CNN’s transcripts. The speakers include Michael Brown, chief of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, Homeland Security Director Michael Chertoff, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, evacuee Raymond Cooper, CNN correspondents and others.” Here is the comparison…

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