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Opening Arguments

A failure to anticipate

Unbridled passion from an editorial writer in Alabama who calls New Orleans home. He is angry "at the whole conglomeration of incompetents that failed to anticipate the easily anticipatable disaster, failed to respond well or at all to the disaster once it befell, and failed to report and analyze and comment on it with fairness or understanding once the disaster metastasized." His conclusion:

This disaster, the hurricane, was nobody's fault but that of Cruel Nature herself. But the aftermath, oh the aftermath: That is something that only man can make right.

Of course, he may be too close to the situation to be objective about all of it. But that's a danger editorial writers face as much as reporters.

Posted in: Current Affairs