Exaggerated stories of rape and murders in the Nawlins Superdome and Convention center are now being reported as false. Shocking. CNN.com reported here that the initial reports of dead bodies piling up in the Superdome freezer and women being dragged off and raped were all untrue.
Both Mayor Ray Nagin and Chief of Police Eddie Compass lied. Chief Compass even went so far as to go on the Oprah show and lie about the reports of little babies being raped, children with their throats slit, and piles of bodies stacked up in the basement. Nagin lied on the same show. Sources were eye witnesses in the Superdome and the Convention center.
So, without confirming reports, both Nagin and Compass went onto national television and exaggerated and told these stories. Absolutely incredible. It's incredible that they would feed this b.s. to the press, knowing that it would create fear and heartbreak in the minds and hearts of the American public.
So why would they lie to us?
I'll tell you why. By lying to us they created tragic stories that could make the people in charge of the rescue efforts look worse. By relating these stories to poor rescue effort planning and execution, it only made local and national authorities, specifically Bush and FEMA, look worse. If only they could have been there to prevent these terrible things. Right? Bush, who is still carrying the burden of blame for this incident, looked the worse. And still does.
The fact of the matter is that this is a back page news story. The MSM doesn't want you to know this stuff. It's getting buried by news reports of Hurricane Rita and now Delay's political "scandal". If the public doesn't know this story, Bush will continue to look bad having not prevented all this senseless violence.
Liars need to be put in their place. Exposed for all to see. Especially liars at this level. What a bunch of b.s. "Don't get stuck on stupid!" "That's just plain B.S." I kinda wish I could hear Honore's opinion on all this, it would make me feel just a little less nauseous.