FEMA and Bush bans all Hurricane Katrina casualty photos – tightens noose on media

FEMA is blocking the press from taking and publishing any photos of the dead.

NOW, Bob Brigham reports that the media is BANNING all media from entering New Orleans!

Thanks to AmericaBlog for breaking this

September 4, 2005 — Reports continue that communications in and around New Orleans are being purposely jammed (and severed) by the US government (see Sep. 2 article below). The jamming is having an adverse impact on emergency, disaster recovery, and news media communications. The jamming is even affecting police radio frequencies in Jefferson Parish, according to an Australian news report. The President of Jefferson Parish Aaron Broussard told Meet the Press today that FEMA cut his parish’s emergency communications lines and he had to have his sheriff restore the severed lines and post armed deputies to ensure that FEMA did not try to cut the communications lines again. Broussard’s statement: “Yesterday–yesterday–FEMA comes in and cuts all of our emergency communication lines. They cut them without notice. Our sheriff, Harry Lee, goes back in, he reconnects the line. He posts armed guards on our line and says, ‘No one is getting near these lines.'”


Sen. Mary Landrieu: President Bush “staged photo opportunity”

Australia’s ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corp) shares quotes the following from a statement issued by Senator Mary Landrieu’s (D-LA) office today, in regards to her tour of the 17th Street Levee breach with the President:

“Touring this critical site yesterday with the President, I saw what I believed to be a real and significant effort to get a handle on a major cause of this catastrophe. Flying over this critical spot again this morning, less than 24 hours later, it became apparent that yesterday we witnessed a hastily prepared stage set for a Presidential photo opportunity;

Choice America Network tipped me to this.