How disgusting, what a bunch of fakers, liars, cheats in this sorry-assed excuse for a branch of legitimate government. FEMA is all about spitting in the face of anything that even smells like truth or honesty or transparency.
FEMA calls a "press conference" 15 minutes before the time, and puts its own staff in as the "reporters asking questions", and the actual reporters were allowed only to listen in with out speaking, dialing an 800 number.
FEMA gave real reporters only 15 minutes notice about Tuesday's news conference . But because there was so little advance notice, the agency made available an 800 number so reporters could call in. And many did, although it was a listen-only arrangement.
FEMA were the most spectacularly incompetent ass-covering liars I had the pleasure of dealing with in Katrina relief work. They changed their story every 5 minutes. No one could ever claim responsibility; they were deeply messed up as an organization. Nothing got done. Incompetence and screw-ups were hidden as quickly under as many layers of lies as they possibly could fabricate.
I'm surprised that even the other bits of the Bush government managed to call them on it. You know that is low, when Bush's press secretary finds it low.
What dumbasses, I am sorry but this just disgusts me to the extreme that they would fake a conversation and fake being questioned by independent agents. They are free to give one-sided press releases as they please. They are also free to answer "no comment" to questions from actual reporters. But they deliberately tried to give the appearance of openness and free press access. For fuck's sake. As if most of the media isn't in the administration's pocket anyway... like they don't throw soft enough softballs already??
Mood: mad as hell
Oh, and I still have a bad head cold. But I am eating real food again and don't feel nauseous. And I am walking really well the last couple of days! All the bed rest helped.