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Food Distribution Was Staged For Photo Op

excerpts from a report by Laura Rozen. September 3, 2005

If he could go to Baghdad, why didn't Bush go to the New Orleans Superdome or the Convention Center?

It was bizarre for all of the country and much of the world to be watching those scenes for days on our TVs and news reports, and for Bush's photo ops to be in areas that were far less critical.

I know there are security considerations but his visit seemed extraordinarily hollow even by this administration's standard of ultra-stage managed events.

Dutch viewer Frank Tiggelaar writes:

"There was a striking dicrepancy between the CNN International report on the Bush visit to the New Orleans disaster zone, yesterday, and reports of the same event by German TV.

ZDF News reported that the president's visit was a completely staged event.

Their crew witnessed how the open air food distribution point Bush visited in front of the cameras was torn down immediately after the president and the herd of 'news people' had left and that others which were allegedly being set up were abandoned at the same time.

The people in the area were once again left to fend for themselves, said ZDF."

You have been reading a blog item from "War and Piece" by Laura Rozen. You can see it in its original context here: tinyurl.com/7za6h. Thanks to Laura Rozen and warandpiece.com

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