Choice of words

Other people are continuing to catch way more than I could, and I don't have much to add to the reports I'm reading from my LJ friends list among other places. However, one little note that I've not yet seen covered widely.

I'm not sure I really buy the argument against calling the survivors refugees; apparently some people feel that carries a strong negative connotation, but it doesn't for me. However, maybe we could avoid calling handfuls of desperate or criminal people left in New Orleans insurgents, hm?

Also, remember my post from yesterday, warning about believing what you see and hear on Bush's tour? Well, one of the Louisiana senators is saying publically that at least one of his photo ops was staged. Doesn't surprise me a bit. The spin machine is gearing up. Watch out. And watch how the smackdown is going to be levelled at any news media that questions it. CNN is already falling back from asking hard questions into a he-said, she-said reporting style.

Posted: 2005-09-03 17:02 — Why no comments?

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