National disasters are no time for spin...but it sure seems that federal officials were trying hard to downplay the situation. Or did they really think things were not as bad as they really are?
Diverging views of a crumbling New Orleans emerged Thursday, with statements by some federal officials in contradiction with grittier, more desperate views from the streets. By late Friday response to those stranded in the city was more visible.
Read the rest of the article...disturbing doublespeak, or gross ignorance of reality?