IDIOT MAYOR PICTURE CONTROVERSY UPDATE

IDIOT MAYOR PICTURE CONTROVERSY UPDATE

Fri, 15 Feb 2008 20:15:31

The Picayune has issued the following statement and apology to the dumbass Mayor they’ve been enabling for many years:

“A photo in some Metro sections Wednesday showed a laughing Mayor Ray Nagin pointing an M-4 rifle at Police Superintendent Warren Riley at a news conference to announce new crimefighting equipment purchased by the New Orleans Police Department.

A review of a video taken at the event shows that the camera captured a split second as the gun was being lowered that made it appear to be deliberately pointed at the chief. However the mayor clearly did not deliberately point the gun at Riley.

The photo prompted two letters and a razz on the editorial page criticizing the mayor which appeared in some Thursday editions. After a review of the video Wednesday night the razz and the letters were removed from Thursday’s later editions. Had editors seen the video earlier the letters and the razz would not have been published.

The newspaper regrets the error and apologizes to the mayor.”

Do I believe it? Maybe. The problem is that the TP has ZERO CREDIBILITY in regard to its coverage of Nagin. They have turned a blind eye to his tomfoolery cronyism and incompetence in the past. Every once in a while there’s some accurate coverage but it’s usually undermined by the paper’s relentless boosterism. I’d be interested in hearing what the photographer Eliot Kaminitz has to say. I simply do not believe anything his masters have to say on the subject of the Clown Mayor. 

UPDATE: Jeffrey has an excellent analysis of the whole mess over at the Yellow BlogAnd E at We Could Be Famous weighs in with a fine overview of the sad state of the City under Dallas Ray and Chief Riley. LINK. 


event shows that the camera captured a split second as the gun was being lowered that made it appear to be deliberately pointed at the chief. However the mayor clearly did not deliberately point the gun at Riley.

The photo prompted two letters and a razz on the editorial page criticizing the mayor which appeared in some Thursday editions. After a review of the video Wednesday night the razz and the letters were removed from Thursday’s later editions. Had editors seen the video earlier the letters and the razz would not have been published.

The newspaper regrets the error and apologizes to the mayor.”

Do I believe it? Maybe. The problem is that the TP has ZERO CREDIBILITY in regard to its coverage of Nagin. They have turned a blind eye to his tomfoolery cronyism and incompetence in the past. Every once in a while there’s some accurate coverage but it’s usually undermined by the paper’s relentless boosterism. I’d be interested in hearing what the photographer Eliot Kaminitz has to say. I simply do not believe anything his masters have to say on the subject of the Clown Mayor. 

UPDATE: Jeffrey has an excellent analysis of the whole mess over at the Yellow BlogAnd E at We Could Be Famous weighs in with a fine overview of the sad state of the City under Dallas Ray and Chief Riley. LINK. 

Advertisement

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: