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Katrina: The Aftermath, The Politics & Citizen Media (Part 5)

Saturday, September 10, 2005
(Continued from here.)

[X] What's the number one topic being searched in Technorati on 10th September 2005?

"Impeach Bush". If you're interested, you may wish to visit the "Impeach Bush Coalition" blog.

[X] Despite FEMA's attempt to prevent the media showing the bodies of Katrina's (and Bush's) victims, CNN has been awarded a "a temporary restraining order late Friday to prevent government agencies from restricting news coverage as victims are recovered in New Orleans and other areas hit by Hurricane Katrina". [Via]

[X] In the face of overwhelming criticism, Michael Brown the incompetent director of FEMA has been "sent back to Washington" while Vice Admiral Thad Allen of the Coast Guard takes the reigns for now.

[X] Waxy points to "Common Bits video roundup of Daily Show's Katrina coverage" which have many exellent Daily Show Katrina-related clips avaliable as torrents. Also linked is an almost 200 photo slideshow, "Five Days with Katrina", from a Katrina survivor.

[X] Somewhere between telling, tasteless and tactical, photoshoppers are making their feelings known:

[Via BoingBoing & Gordon Keith]

[X] Finally, JD Lascia in New Media Musings reports that citizen journalism has been very influential on the resurrected Times-Picayune and NOLA.com. As Editor & Publisher notes:
[NOLA.com editor Jon] Donley, who is now working out of rented office space in Baton Rouge, says there has been a "paradigm shift in the newsroom" over the past week as the paper's print journalists have come to rely on the Web more than ever in getting the news out.

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At 9/11/2005 03:05:00 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 9/11/2005 09:43:00 am, Blogger Tama said...

Thanks, anonymous reader, for that link which is to a Reuters article called "Firms with Bush-Cheney ties clinching Katrina deals" which begins:Companies with ties to the Bush White House and the former head of FEMA are clinching some of the administration's first disaster relief and reconstruction contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

At 9/11/2005 12:47:00 pm, Anonymous Jordan said...

Please show CNN how appreciative the American People are that they are standing up to our government and doing what is RIGHT to prove how this rescue operation was BOTCHED by EVERYONE -- Democrats and Republicans alike.

You can use their comment form at:


A simple "thank you" will show them that standing up to the government to maintain the BILL OF RIGHTS is what the people want from a real media company.


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