Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator
ludickid

Let's play Disaster Telephone!

One of the big stories that some people feared and some people salivated over during Katrina was the roaming gangs of (insert preferred dehumanizing term for impoverished blacks here) who went on a kill-crazy rape and murder spree during the periods of lawlesness prior to the long-delayed evacuation. This manifested itself, particularly, in the SuperDome, where multiple rapes (including the rape-murder of a young girl) were reported, and dozens, even hundreds, of killings, may have taken place. For some, it was a horrible glimpse at the kind of savagery that can take place when law enforcement is stretched too thin; for others, it was proof that blacks are little more than animals.

Oh, whoops! None of it actually happened.

Total number of deaths in the SuperDome: six. None by violence. No molested little girl with her throat slit in the bathroom. Whether or not there were rapes will probably be impossible to tell, but number of reported rapes is zero. Number of retractions by the right-wing hysteriamongers predicted: zero.
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