Thursday, February 09, 2006

"Time, Time, Time, See What's Become of Me..."

You gotta love it when reporters publish the facts and then misrepresent them in order to support their political agenda. At the New York Times site, Eric Lipton wrote that

" In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Bush administration officials said they had been caught by surprise when they were told on Tuesday, Aug. 30, that a levee had broken, allowing floodwaters to engulf New Orleans.

"But Congressional investigators have now learned that an eyewitness account of the flooding from a federal emergency official reached the Homeland Security Department's headquarters starting at 9:27 p.m. the day before, and the White House itself at midnight."

Apparently Eric Lipton has forgotten that the next day begins at midnight, which is (as we all know) 12:00 A.M. Therefore, if the White House was told at midnight, then they were told on Tuesday, August 30th.

I've dropped a note to Lipton pointing this out; I'm sure we'll see his correction tomorrow...


Lanny said...

Tremendous analysis!

So...the White House was 'in the dark' for an ENTIRE 2 and a half hours?

That's just shocking! :-)

cliff said...

I noticed today that a few other blog sites picked up on the same point I had made regarding the lack of inconsistency in the White House statement and the time log reported in the article; nevertheless, I see that there has been no correction made to the article thus far....