Saturday, March 04, 2006

Measure Twice, Cut Once

Nice job AP. First you report the scandalous news that President Bush knew in advance of the impending disaster from 'breached' levees in New Orleans. The President earlier said that no one anticipated their breach. After the story takes hold in newsrooms across the country you issue a corrrection that undercuts the entire premise.
WASHINGTON — An Associated Press story Thursday on this page incorrectly reported that federal disaster officials warned President Bush and his homeland security chief before Hurricane Katrina struck that the storm could breach levees in New Orleans, citing confidential video footage of an Aug. 28 briefing among U.S. officials. The story should have made clear that Bush was warned about floodwaters overrunning the levees, rather than the levees breaching. The Army Corps of Engineers considers a breach a hole developing in a levee rather than an overrun.


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