November 30, 2005
Can You Say, "Libel?"

I knew you could:

Contrary to widespread reports in the media, the Manganos did not abandon St. Rita's during the flooding.

Nor did they seal the fate of their elderly residents by strapping them to their beds before leaving, as was widely reported. They worked alongside their staff and a few Good Samaritans during the frantic rescue effort, according to Cobb, Alonzo and other witnesses. Bertucci says none of the bodies recovered from St. Rita's was strapped to a bed or a wheelchair.

Per usual, the entire incident is far more complex than the media ever reported. I'm not sure which is worse... that the media did this, or that I'm surprised that they did this.

Posted by scott at November 30, 2005 10:11 AM

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