Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Remembering Katrina...

This first anniversary of the drowning of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast has resulted in a lot of media coverage...but very little in-depth analysis.

It seems to me that some of the social issues that emerged out of that terrible disaster have been largely ignored. I had naively hoped that the issue of poverty in America would get serious attention.

One of the most thoughtful pieces I read this morning was this post over at FireDogLake. It has links to several video links that help remind us of what the worst natural disaster in U.S. history was like.

Anyway, now that the cable networks don't have JonBenet to obsess about they might provide some useful coverage over the next few days.