Saturday, September 10, 2005

update on flood zone coverage

CNN took the federal government to court over the new-this-week FEMA directive limiting video news shots of dead bodies in the Hurricane Katrina recovery -- which was enforced at gunpoint. After hearing these two comments, CNN went to court to recover its free press rights: New Orleans' homeland security director Terry Ebbert said the recovery effort would be done with dignity, "meaning that there would be no press allowed," and Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore later said there would be zero access to the recovery operation, according to the Associated Press story today. After a reversal of that policy in the courtroom, CNN agreed to drop the case.

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