Ministry of Truth Report
So, I got an e-mail from a friend asking me for the link to the City of New Orleans’ press release about their bizarrely inappropriate slate of activities for the anniversary of Katrina and the failure of the levees. I had linked to it on my blog a few days ago, so I went there to find it. The page is gone from the City’s website. So I searched the T-P to see what they had written about it. They led with the solemn prayers, wreath laying and more tasteful activities, with Comedy Night, Star Search, Masquerade Gala (Gala!), fireworks and the parade buried . They also combined the city’s program with the activities planned by other organizations.
On the one hand, I’m glad the city seems to have bowed to pressure from groups, bloggers, letter writers, etc., and reconsidered their tasteless plans. On the other hand, I’m not happy at all with the information just disappearing with no explanation, and I think the Picayune are wimps for trying to dress this pig up and make it seem “solemn.”