Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Come on, participate, NOLA-ians

Levees dot org is requesting that concerned citizens contact AP reporter Becky Bohrer and ask that she become a responsible reporter and stops using good old shorthand when describing the federal levee failures in metro New Orleans that devastated the city.

The shorthand refers to reporters' usage of terms to slide thru the facts that New Orleans was flooded due to the failure of the USACE levees during Katrina. This lack of details could lead the reader to believe that the storm surge from the Katrina overtopped the levees in the city when in fact the levees gave way due to poor structural integrity.

Can't find a direct email address to Becky, but I am told via their website that you can contact AP at "info@ap.org".


BTW, if you want to see more discussion on this and other subjects regarding NOLA, be sure to visit the Rising Tide website and maybe sign up to attend this Saturday.

I won't be there due to the fact that us northshore people aren't seen in a very nice light to most NOLA bloggers. I'll keep my ass safely here in Slidell and check it out from afar.


New Orleans Ladder said...

Ms JudyB!
Get Down! Get Back Up Again!
HA! And Editilla thought we were so special to warrant such aggressive ignorance by the Rising Tide "community"! You too? Hahahahahahaha
What a Dubious Honor, Yer'Honoretta!
Welcome to the Back Hand Path, Mon Chere. It is actually pretty fun out here when you realize you aren't alone.
Hey! Let's start our own group of Disparate Diaspora bloggers, the... (ready?)(drum roll please)(Mr Music?)
The Not Ready For Prime Tide Nola Bloggers.
Whew! Whadda gas!
This is like meeting a fellow traveler at a card game.
I'm not surprised though.
You got more Integrity in that smile than the Goddess has diamonds in her trick bag.

Love'ya ta'bits,
Editilla the Pun

Sandy Rosenthal said...

One can contact Ms. Bohrer directly at bbohrer@ap.org

I do wish to point out that Ms. Bohrer resisted the Katrina shorthand this evening. Ms. Bohrer, in a situation where she could have had a good "excuse" to not mention levee failures, because she was also discussing areas affected by Rita, chose to include the word "levee breaches" in her piece.

I am pleased and proud of Ms. Bohrer.

Editilla the Pun said...

Hey! How about...
The Writhing Tide?

We can be the Hola'bloggers Co'Moonity of Bare Butted Net Hooligans!
Jeez, talk about a Fight Club.

Oh btw, it appears you have started some'ting herah:
So now it ain't just me and levees.org and Harry Shearer and John McQuaid and Jarvis DeBerry and you that seem to have that faculty for smelling dog shit on our shoes, because we know where we got dem'shoes...on our feets!
Oh hell, don't get me started.
OK ya'done gots me started.

Oh and btw, this time your comment verification thingy sayz: "izing"
HA! How apropo, eh? Just izing on da'cake.

It always takes that first drop of rain...