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Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media

Postby Rigorous Intuition » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:20 am

<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>FEMA a Disaster for Freedom of the Press</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br>Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media, reporter told<br><br>7/21/06<br><br>The Federal Emergency Management Agency prohibits journalists from having unsupervised interviews with Hurricane Katrina victims who have been relocated to FEMA trailer parks, according to a report in the Baton Rouge Advocate (7/15/06).<br><br>“If a resident invites the media to the trailer, they have to be escorted by a FEMA representative who sits in on the interview,” FEMA spokesperson Rachel Rodi is quoted in the article. “That’s just a policy.”<br><br>The Advocate report, by reporter Sandy Davis, describes two separate attempts to talk to people displaced by Katrina that were halted by the intervention of a FEMA security guard. In the first incident, in a Morgan City, Louisiana camp, an interview was interrupted by a guard who claimed that residents of the camp are “not allowed” to talk to the media.<br><br>Dekotha Devall, whose New Orleans home was destroyed by the storm, was in her FEMA-provided trailer telling the Advocate reporter of the hardships of life in the camp when a security guard knocked on the door.<br><br>“You are not allowed to be here,” the guard is quoted as telling the reporter. “Get out right now.” The guard reportedly called police to force the journalist to leave the camp, and even prevented the reporter from giving the interview subject a business card. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>“You will not give her a business card,” the guard said. “She’s not allowed to have that.”</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>Later, at another FEMA camp in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, the reporter attempted to talk to camp resident Pansy Ardeneaux through a chain link fence when the same guard halted the interview. <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>“You are not allowed to talk to these people,” the guard told Ardeneaux. “Return to your trailer now.”</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--> The reporter said she and an accompanying photographer were “ordered...not to talk to anyone or take pictures.”<br><br><!--EZCODE LINK START--><a href="http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=2924">www.fair.org</a><!--EZCODE LINK END--> <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p216.ezboard.com/brigorousintuition.showUserPublicProfile?gid=rigorousintuition>Rigorous Intuition</A> at: 7/25/06 10:20 pm<br></i>
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Re: Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media

Postby Et in Arcadia ego » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:30 am

Inching ever closer....<br><br><!--EZCODE IMAGE START--><img src="http://www.deathcamps.org/websites/pic/big1401%20KL%20Auschwitz%20Work%20makes%20free%20Arbeit%20macht%20frei%201945.jpg" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END--> <p>____________________<br>hugh manatee wins: "This is called "mutual exclusivity." A dog is not a horse. Simple."<br></p><i></i>
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Re: Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media

Postby yesferatu » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:31 am

<<the hardships of life in the camp>><br><<an interview was interrupted by a guard>><br><br>Anyone want to put these in context? If one reads the article, the context makes those sentences actually <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>worse</em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--> and confirms how far (gone) we are. <br>Things are not holding.<br><br><br><br> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Et in arcadia ego's signature quote with my name

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:43 am

Would you please tell us why you have my name and an <!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>out of context sentence about child psychology and linguistics which is Malcolm Gladwell's from his book 'The Tipping Point' as your signature quote?<br></strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>Those are Malcolm Gladwell's words. Not mine. </strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br>So you are spreading disinformation about me in every post.<br><br>What is up with that? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media

Postby Et in Arcadia ego » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:43 am

More fun from the Fema camps:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=4643952">www.wlox.com/Global/story.asp?S=4643952</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br><!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>After waiting for several months, Paul and Melondy Stewart were overjoyed to finally receive a FEMA trailer in December. But almost immediately that joy left them.<br><br>"When we first moved in here we had significant symptoms which continued til today. We had burning eyes, burning nose, scratchy throats, nasal headaches, that type of thing," Paul Stewart said.<br><br>Stewart is an active environmentalist and had heard of studies on problems with formaldehyde used in trailers. He asked FEMA to test his trailer.<br><br>When FEMA didn't respond, the Stewarts took matters into their own hands. They ordered a testing kit from a lab, that specializes in toxic chemicals.<br><br>"We got the test kit. We put it inside the camper, then sent it back to them. Then they analyzed the results. The results came back at over two times the EPA recommended level for formaldehyde gas inside a living quarters."<br><br>The results shocked the couple.<br><br>"Exposure to formaldehyde over the long term will cause lung cancer, nose cancer, throat cancer. Formaldehyde is a carcinogen. It's listed as a carcinogen by the government and exposure of high levels of it can cause cancer." </em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END--><br><br>More:<br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.wwltv.com/medical/stories/wwl051806jbgases.54c83961.html">www.wwltv.com/medical/sto...83961.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br> <p>____________________<br>hugh manatee wins: "This is called "mutual exclusivity." A dog is not a horse. Simple."<br></p><i></i>
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this is insane

Postby anotherdrew » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:47 am

why isn't this is court already? surely this reporter isn't the first to try... hell, maybe they are the first to try... <p></p><i></i>
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Re: this is insane

Postby Et in Arcadia ego » Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:55 am

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Those are Malcolm Gladwell's words. Not mine.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>I didn't see him quoted by you in your post. You typed em, I was amused. End of story, really. How is that spreading 'disinformation'? <p>____________________<br>hugh manatee wins: "This is called "mutual exclusivity." A dog is not a horse. Simple."<br></p><i></i>
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Re: I was amused.

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:01 am

Fair enough. I'm not.<br><br>I don't think your using my name in your posts is respectful to me.<br><br>Would you please remove my name from your posts? <p></p><i></i>
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Re: I was amused.

Postby Et in Arcadia ego » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:04 am

Sure, I'll remove your name. I wouldn't want to be tossed into your all-inclusive keyword jacking cauldron.. <p>____________________<br>Some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night.</p><i></i>
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from the FAIR site...

Postby anotherdrew » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:09 am

ACTION: FEMA’s website urges citizens to report “allegations of civil liberties or civil rights abuses” to the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general, who is Richard L. Skinner.<br><br>CONTACT:<br>Inspector General Richard L. Skinner<br>Department of Homeland Security<br>Washington, DC 20528<br>E-mail: DHSOIGHOTLINE@dhs.gov<br><br>See Baton Rouge Advocate: “Hundreds of FEMA Trailers Stand Empty” (7/15/06) by Sandy Davis<br><br>See Democracy Now!: “FEMA's Dirty Little Secret: A Rare Look Inside the Renaissance Village Trailer Park, Home to Over 2,000 Hurricane Katrina Evacuees” (4/24/06) by Amy Goodman <p></p><i></i>
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Re: I was amused.

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:13 am

Thank you, et in Arcadia ego. I appreciate your sense of humor <!--EZCODE ITALIC START--><em>and </em><!--EZCODE ITALIC END-->civility. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: I was amused.

Postby yesferatu » Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:25 am

<!--EZCODE QUOTE START--><blockquote><strong><em>Quote:</em></strong><hr>Some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night.<hr></blockquote><!--EZCODE QUOTE END--><br><br>So now you turn your sights upon me and ridicule my endless night. My suffering is real. My endless night is nothing to make fun of. Allright??!! Are we clear? I'd appreciate you not mocking my suffering with coy mocking references disguised as a sig line. Thank you ever so much.<br><br><br>.....<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/tongue.gif ALT=":b"><!--EZCODE EMOTICON END--> <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media

Postby Hugh Manatee Wins » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:03 am

The post-Katrina issues are just too distracting for a White House trying to keep a war going and hold the Republicans together:<br><br>FEMA crimes, poverty, global warming disaster yet-to-come, energy policies, martial law, industrial toxins, racism's ongoing eugenics, mercenaries...<br><br>Gawds. No wonder the government wants to keep a lid on that hellish aftermath.<br><br>Way too real to keep national myths afloat. <p></p><i></i>
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Re: Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media

Postby Et in Arcadia ego » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:26 pm

<!--EZCODE BOLD START--><strong>HAHA, FEEL THE POWER..</strong><!--EZCODE BOLD END--><br><br><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK START--><a href="http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/3425616.html">www.2theadvocate.com/news/3425616.html</a><!--EZCODE AUTOLINK END--><br><br>FEMA announced Tuesday that it reversed a policy restricting media access to its trailer parks and received cautious praise from Louisiana congressmen and a national journalism organization.<br><br>“We’re responding to your criticism,” James Stark, director of FEMA’s Louisiana Transitional Recovery Office told editors and staff members of The Advocate during a telephone conference between FEMA representatives and the newspaper.<br><br>Over the past 10 days, The Advocate published two stories and an editorial about FEMA’s policy restricting media access to its trailer parks. The articles prompted widespread reaction andprompted the Federal Emergency Management Agency to review and change its policy.<br><br>“You pointed out some very good points that we shouldn’t be trying to muzzle the press,” Stark said Tuesday of why the policy was changed.<br><br>The new policy, put into place Tuesday “will allow media full access to the group site trailer parks” without representatives of FEMA accompanying them, he said.<br>________________________________<br><br>I know I'm being petty, but still, victories must be relished. <p>____________________<br>Some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night.</p><i></i>
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Re: Katrina victims “not allowed” to talk to media

Postby Et in Arcadia ego » Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:28 pm

Of course, this probably means the residents will just have the soles of their feet beaten with hose lengths or something after talking, but you know..<br><br> <p>____________________<br>Some are born to sweet delight, some are born to endless night.</p><i></i>
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