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Someone Finally Provides Some Context On TV

This transcript of a segment on Fox News between Major Garrett and Brit Hume is the first instance of a TV reporter putting the situation in New Orleans into a context of federal, state and local actions. Garrett reports that the Red Cross (remember that organization we all donated to?) was standing by on Monday, ready to move into the Superdome and distribute supplies, but that state authorities prevented it from doing so because they didn’t want the place to become a “magnet” — you know, they wanted the Superdome to become the hellhole it became so that people would have a reason to leave.
An MB reader wrote yesterday:

I think one of the great under-reported stories is how the situation at the Superdome de-generated in just 24 hours. From watching (and reading) the news, you wouldn

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