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September 14, 2005

Blogs Scoop NBC On The New Orleans Levee Board By A Week

Topics: Follies of the Mainstream Media

The title here pretty much says it all. Apparently, the MSM failed to cover the story behind the levee board's inappropriate spending of tax payer dollars until a full week after bloggers had already broken the story.

From Riehl World View on September 6th and along with Pundita on September 13th

In talking to several people, including a high level State Government Official, a Senior, experienced individual involved with regional emergency planning and more than a few other credible sources, one word always stood out so plainly I began to think the New Orleans Levee Board might be a fruit. The word was Plum, as in political. The levee board is a quasi-political governmental body, translation: according to some, how much did you give and to whom did you give it. But maybe that's just talk - a lot of talk. Because the levee board has done many things:

Along with establishing an Airport and Marina, the levee board is said to have also played a key role in establishing a floating casino and a fiber-optic cable network around the levee. Unfortunately, fiber optics don't hold back much water. However, I would think they, along with a marina, casino and private airport certainly could be good for business. One source indicated that the levee board spent approximately two-million dollars to erect a fountain and light show at a local lake in recent years.

And NBC on Sept. 14

Posted by Richard at September 14, 2005 10:43 PM



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