Did the Media Exaggerate What Happened at the Superdome?:
I'm not sure what to make of this report, but it's potentially important:
That the nation's front-line emergency management believed the body count [at the New Orleans Superdome] would resemble that of a bloody battle in a war is but one of scores of examples of myths about the Dome and the Convention Center treated as fact by evacuees, the media and even some of New Orleans' top officials, including the mayor and police superintendent. As the fog of warlike conditions in Hurricane Katrina's aftermath has cleared, the vast majority of reported atrocities committed by evacuees have turned out to be false, or at least unsupported by any evidence, according to key military, law enforcement, medical and civilian officials in positions to know.Any thoughts? Hat tip: The Corner.