Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Huh? Remember the controversy about the flag-draped coffins coming home from Iraq and how someone leaked a picture and the government freaked out. "Huh? No one died. No. No coffins here." Well, well, well.
NEW ORLEANS, Sept 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. government agency leading the rescue efforts after Hurricane Katrina said on Tuesday it does not want the news media to take photographs of the dead as they are recovered from the flooded New Orleans area.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, heavily criticized for its slow response to the devastation caused by the hurricane, rejected requests from journalists to accompany rescue boats as they went out to search for storm victims.