Hogan's Alley

Monday, September 26, 2005

Superdome Horrors Grossly Overstated

An investigative piece by the Seattle Times establishes that only six people died inside the Superdome. Four of "natural" causes, one of suicide by jumping and one apparent murder.

I further goes on to say that virtually 99% of reports from New Orleans after Katrina of roving gangs, murders, rapes and other horrors were false. Based purely on rumor.

The tragedy for American journalism is that the media reported these claims without any fact checking. Sadly, the story of NOLA as hell hole of criminals will probably persist in perpetuity.