Friday, March 03, 2006

Rathergate: The Next Generation

It's been several months now and I'm still amazed that people can't distinguish between the words 'breech' and 'over topping' with regards to the NOLA levees.

In the latest episode (h/t Power line) to try and make a federal case out of this, literally, the AP has reported on meetings held prior to the levee failures and how the possible breeching of the system was discussed. The only problem is, in their usual blame Bush first, gets facts later style, they somehow fail to notice the only discussion about the levee breeches occurred after the fact, and with full knowledge of them having happened. Prior to that day all discussions were focused on expected over topping areas which, according to the experts, should have resulted in minor and controllable flooding in certain New Orleans zones.

What's worse is that other organizations, including CNN and the Democrats themselves, have been jumping on the AP bandwagon when the available transcripts clearly show the APs story is false.

Just when it couldn't get any worse for the AP, Whizbang noticed an interesting coincidence; the author of the original AP piece just happens to have the same name as a 60 Minutes II producer who happened to work there during the whole Rathergate fiasco. If they are the same person, you'd think they would have learned their lesson by now.

The sad thing is, despite the relative ease that this story can be debunked, you just know it will be quoted as fact by every far left wing blogger from now till the end of time whenever Bush's handling of Katrina comes up.


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