Texas Rainmaker

Michelle has an interesting post today on debunking Katrina myths. It’s traditional that major events in history will spawn all sorts of urban legends. But when the MSM start reporting such legends as facts, without the decency to do some simple fact-checking, then it becomes no better than that nosey neighbor who’s always peering over the fence to get some dirt.

Here are two article that appeared in the media on September 3, 2005:

Reuters: Wade Batiste, 48, recounted another tale of horror. “Last night at 8 p.m. they shot a kid of just 16. He was just crossing the street. They ran him over, the New Orleans police did, and then they got out of the car and shot him in the head,” Batiste said.

San Diego Union-Tribune: Wade Batiste, 29, who has been sleeping on cots in the Astrodome with his wife and five children, spent yesterday afternoon filling out an application at a McDonald’s down the street.

Do these guys just have a bucket of names they draw from to source their material? I wonder what “David Manning” has to say about Hurricane Katrina.
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