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Entries by Harry Shearer from 07/2007

It's Accountability If We Like It, Finger-Pointing If We Don't

| Posted 07.11.2007 | Politics
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To date, no one has suffered any other penalty for the catastrophic decision-making that came close to wrecking a major American city. When's our accountability moment?

Vitter Family Values

| Posted 07.11.2007 | Politics
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Maybe the most poignant story to come out of the David Vitter-prostitution affair is this one from today's T-P. Shockingly, if you read most American papers, the key fact is in the lede.

First Question: Is It The Good Kind of Sloughing?

| Posted 07.19.2007 | Politics
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If the story a New Orleans paper has the chronology right, the Army Corps of Engineers knew of "sloughing" or erosion of part of the wall of the 17th St. Canal a year and a half ago.

CNN, the Most Trusted Name in Withholding News?

| Posted 07.22.2007 | Media
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It's peculiar squared when Larry King not only got an exclusive on news of Tammy Faye Messner's death, but agreed to withhold the information at the family's request for more than a day.

CNN Clarifies What Larry Didn't Do

| Posted 07.23.2007 | Media
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In response to my previous post, based on the linked report in TVNewser, CNN has now sent the following clarification about Larry King's release of the news of Tammy Faye Messner's deat.

What Keeps New Orleanians from Seceding

| Posted 07.24.2007 | Politics
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What sustained the city's belief in the first word of the country's name -- United -- was and continues to be the influx of volunteers arriving, then and now, to help the slow-motion recovery.

New Orleans: the Health Care Story

| Posted 07.25.2007 | Healthy Living
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A New York Times article brushes lightly past the heart of the story: the continued impasse between the state and the feds on the fate of Charity Hospital.