Monday, September 05, 2005

An Angry 'Times-Picayune' Calls for Firing of FEMA Chief and Others in Open Letter to President On Sunday

An Angry 'Times-Picayune' Calls for Firing of FEMA Chief and Others in Open Letter to President On Sunday: "The Times-Picayune of New Orleans on Sunday published its third print edition since the hurricane disaster struck, chronicling the arrival, finally, of some relief but also taking President Bush to task for his handling of the crisis, and calling for the firing of FEMA director Michael Brown and others.

In an 'open letter' to the president, published on page 15 of the 16-page edition, the paper said it still had grounds for 'skepticism' that he would follow through on saving the city and its residents. It pointed out that while the government could not get supplies to the city numerous TV reporters, singer Harry Connick and Times-Picayune staffers managed to find a way in.

It also cited 'bald-faced' lies by Michael Brown. 'Those who should have been deploying troops were singing a sad song about how our city was impossible to reach,' the staffers pointed out. 'We�re angry, Mr. President, and we�ll be angry long after our beloved city and surrounding parishes have been pumped dry.'"

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