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September 02, 2005

Perfect hindsight

I watched a CNN report this morning about a Gulf coast town that had been flattened as far as a mile and a half inland by a 40 foot storm surge. Having apparently ignored every post facto network homily on how everyone except, say, the media should have been paying attention to hurricane risks, the correspondent ended his piece by saying it would take a lot of work to put the town's name back on the map.

The only way this town's name should find its way back on the map is through a tasteful commemorative national park. Otherwise, whether it is next week or in 40 years time the next 40 foot storm surge will offer us the all too avoidable spectacle of further illogical, sanctimonious and sentimental reportorials informed only by perfect hindsight.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 2, 2005 08:40 AM

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