We are closing in on the five anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. It is sometimes hard to believe it has been so long since those worrisome events were set into motion. A storm of rare size lined up on the perfect scenario to bring suffering on a scale that is rarely seen in our country. The only thing that made such a tragedy that much worse is the inaction of a government that was supposed to be there to help the people in times of suffering. I thought it would be proper to post the video below.
This show first aired on NBC in November of 2005. The aftermath of what had happened in New Orleans was still very fresh on people’s minds. In this time we rallied to the side of the journalists who, seemed to finally “wake up” from their slumber and hold the government accountable for what they had seen. It was refreshing to see, but as many would agree it seems the media has crawled back under the veil and seems content to snipe at each other while real issues are not given their due. Check out the video and see if you think anything has changed for the better in either the federal government or the media.
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