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First draft, indeed

I wouldn’t link to this story, but it seems to me that many people have taken the rumors of mayhem at th Superdome and Convention Center in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to be fact. It’s not their fault, either, because the rumors have been repeated thousands of times in print, on television, and on weblogs. The Seattle Times has what appear to be the facts. The ordeal that those people went through was horrific, but not as horrific as was reported.

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  1. but the reports of violence fit into the model that people want to develop — that the people left behind brought their terrible fates on themselves (or deserved no better), rather than that their country let them down. the more we think they went animal-wild, the less we would expect a proper civilized outcome of intervention . . .

    sigh.

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