Major media may not have noticed President Bush's last-minute, two-sentence brushoff of the nation's largest-ever natural (and man-made) disaster, Katrina and the Waves, but media in New Orleans sure did.
Two years ago, it seemed as if no media outlet could be found that didn't offer up a heaping helping of Janet Jackson's nipple. So how come so few are willing to show us what the furor over the Danish cartoons is all about?
Today's publication of the most detailed timeline yet of the Katrina disaster, and the Federal response thereto, reminded me of a post here the day the storm made landfall. Fox, it seems, had it right.
The next eleven days, New Orleans is having the first Mardi Gras since Katrina: Yes, we're having a big celebration, and yet there is still an almost unchanged large landscape of devastation just a few blocks away.
The contrast between today's Barkus parade, with hundreds of well-behaved dogs on display, and last fall when the only mentions of dogs were scrawled by National Guardsmen on house exteriors, is very real.