The SanityPrompt

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Katrina Coverage Recommendation

A good friend just sent me this reminding me that a classmate of ours has a first rate blog covering disasters and looking at the reality and the coverage. She is a hardened war correspondent who spent a lot of time in the Balkans during the Bosnian war and Kosovo. She's been giving great round the clock overviews of the situation (as described below). This is a must read if you are concerned about the situation. But be careful as this is addictive -- if that is the word for standing aghast in horror yet transfixed by your failure to recognize your country.

since this tragedy began, i've barely watched television, and the few times i have, it's been inaccurate, sensationalistic and unsatisfying. what i have done, is read all the papers i can, and especially focused on online resources. blogs from people in new orleans, news services, you name it.

the best coverage i've found in terms of the response (or lack thereof) is from a good friend's blog, and i recommend it highly if you are interested in lots of different sides of the story, diverse sources and often terrible and depressing insights.

i am not sure why it seems so important to me to know what's going on, and i don't think it's all based in my ample quantities dubya scorn. it's hard to do too much from here, but we have to do what we can and it seems like getting the word out, bugging people to do stuff, voting people out of office, donating money are some of those things.something good has to come of this, and a change in politics - and especially policy as usual would be a start.


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