False Media Do you remember the dramatic TV footage of National Guard helicopters landing at the Superdome as soon as Katrina passed, dropping off tens of thousands saved from certain death? The corpsmen running with stretchers carrying the survivors to ambulances and the medical center? Me neither. It seems like every reporter out there only wanted to look at the horrible situations going on and not give those who deserve it credit for their hard work. I believe the reporters that were covering the story of Katrina were obviously just looking for a big, dramatic story and to make it the report of a life time. Don’t get me wrong, there were crime, racism, and tragedy throughout New Orleans but by focusing on the part of the glass that was half-empty, the national media imposed a near total blackout on the nerve center of what may have been the largest, most successful aerial search and rescue operation in history. We have to remember that reporters are getting paid to say what is written down on their wonderful little prompter and who is to say that what they were saying was completely true? If the city was so horribly running ramped of murder and rape then I don’t think these million dollar camera crews would be able to safely be there. Fifty thousand New Orleans residents were in danger of death from drowning, heatstroke, dehydration and disease. The numbers have since been confirmed by Congress, the White House, Louisiana state officials and the relevant agencies themselves. This shows that it was problems that can’t be fixed by calling 1-800-SEND-FOOD. To be fair to the national media, there were good reasons the rescue angle was grossly underreported. For the first few days, no one was keeping close track of numbers. Nor was there a "center" for the media to cover since most of the reporters were stuck elsewhere, away from the action. The rescuers themselves knew they saved a lot of lives, but feared how many thousands, or even tens of thousands, may have been left behind to fill the 25,000 body bags on hand. This doesn’t give them the right, though to make up stories with little knowledge about the subject. The safety of the people there was also better than the media had showed. The National Guard had its headquarters for Katrina, not just a few peacekeeping troops, in what the media portrayed as the pit of Hell. Hell was one of the safest places to be in New Orleans, smelly as it was. The situation was always under control, not surprisingly because the people in control were always there. I feel even in the Zeitoun book it hardly focused on how much the government or National Guard was helping. That doesn’t make for a good story, of course it won’t make it in the book but it at least needs to be recognized in some way by America. The men and women who were on demand in New Orleans during that time don’t get their own special “Thank You” from America. I hardly saw any hero stories of how the National Guard helped New Orleans through the tragedy. The way that Dave Eggers has put in the book makes it seem like the National Guard was ignoring every single person they went by and did nothing but beat the ones that were taken in. If all that is true then why would they have sent out so many rescue boats? Why waste time and money to look around a flooded city filled with depression and tragedy and do nothing about it? It just seems that a lot is being withheld from the public. I have personally been to New Orleans twice to help with the relief. Either time I have not heard a single story about the horrid things reported about. Stories from the survivors were mainly about the tragic of losing their homes, lives, and way of living. Few talked about their time at the Dome and all told stories of how the National Guard had saved them with food and water. While I was there we also went and helped clean up houses, rebuild schools and homes, and cleaned up the parks. The reports about how emotionally shocking the images…
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False Studying Awareness: An Obstacle against Children Development
Specific purpose: After the speech, the audience will be able to list 3 fundamental features of a false awareness about studying which has a bad impact on Vietnamese children.
Central Ideas: The problem of false studying awareness exists due to a lack of proper understanding of how to educate children correctly.
Let me ask you guys a question! What is studying to you…
The Price of Katrina
Once the storm finally passed, the floodwaters finally receded, and the levees were put into some sort of repair, Hurricane Katrina left its everlasting mark. Through its path of destruction, it left New Orleans and the surrounding areas in one of the costliest states of disrepair ever seen from a natural disaster in U.S. history. From the damage to infrastructure, to the lost jobs, to the loss of life, Hurricane Katrina left a devastating impact causing…
By Kristen Pelot
If you are working at an office and the physician asks you to complete and send a billing claim to the insurance carrier for a procedure that you do not think he performed it would be considered a false claim. The False Claims Act is federal legislation that encourages people, called whistle-blowers, to come forward and report fraud by giving the whistle-blower a financial incentive. The legislation also provides for attorney fees and expenses…
Katrina In the Media
According to National Geographic’s timeline (Drye 2005), at 9:30 a.m. on August 28th of 2005, New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin issues the order for a mandatory evacuation of the city. Less than 24 hours later, Hurricane Katrina hits New Orleans with winds up to 145 miles an hour: a Category 4 storm. At 8 a.m. on August 29th the first reports of water topping levees are issued. By 11 a.m. the first major levee breaks and water pours into the city. Because of the design of the…
True? No, false.
Have you ever been given information that you believed to be true, just to find out years later that it's false? Your mind is so set on believing that that information is true; so, when given the actual truth, you have a hard time changing your mindset. That false piece of information is still true in your mind, and the truth is far fetched and unbelievable.
Up until today, I believed that you couldn’t start a sentence with “but”. Ever since I learned how to write I was told…
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Eggar’s wrote "Zeitoun," book who tells the story of Abdulrahman Zeitoun, a
SyrianAmerican, who lived with his wife and children in New Orleans in 2005 when the city
was hit by Katrina, the Category 5 hurricane that literally destroyed the city and changed it
forever. Although he was thousands of miles away from his Syrian homeland, Zeitoun
maintained a close relationship with his large family there…
Interweaving social trends form a strong net in which we are all trapped. When Sir Bernard Chivilary said 'hounds will feast on society'  he saw clearly into the human heart. Much has been said about the influence of the media on The Law. Observers claim it smells of success.
Status, Security, Fame - The Law, all revolve around this 'golden fleece'. It is intrinsically linked to adolescent inner acclimatisation.
Our world is driven by supply and…
Hurricane Katrina, one of the most known of natural disasters to happen in the United States. Government agencies such as Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency did what they could to sustain the situation by helping residents move out of the path of the storm. Not everybody got out in time, nor did some even want to leave. People were stranded for days without the proper help. This caused more casualties than expected. How was the response to Hurricane Katrina amongst…
Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States. Hurricane Katrina started out as any other hurricane, as the result of warm moisture and air from the oceans surface that built into storm clouds and pushed around by strong forceful winds until it became a powerful storm. Hurricane Katrina formed over the Bahamas on August 23, 2005 and crossed southern Florida as a moderate Category 1 hurricane, causing some deaths and flooding there before…