The Intersection

Last Tuesday, the Federal Emergency Management Agency faked a news briefing about their response to the California wildfires. Really. There was a script and questions came from FEMA employees. Turns out no actual reporters were present. So sure, it was the week before Halloween, but I just don’t think this is the right venue for make believe.

I’d prefer our government stick with reality TV, but maybe readers have your own answer to this question from the ‘conference’

‘Are you happy with FEMA’s response so far?’


  1. #1 Ex-drone
    October 28, 2007

    Very Steven Colbert-ish. “FEMA — great federal agency or the greatest federal agency?”

  2. #2 Fred Bortz
    October 28, 2007

    Even Chertoff has denounced this in no uncertain terms.

    This seems like some underling’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad idea. (Children’s book enthusiasts will catch the reference to a book by Judith Viorst.)

  3. #3 Linda
    October 28, 2007

    As EJ Dionne put it, “it’s a visual lie”. So what else is new…

  4. #4 Jon Winsor
    October 29, 2007

    Didn’t seem to hurt the FEMA PR guy’s career.

  5. #5 Jon Winsor
    October 29, 2007

    Actually, maybe I spoke too soon.

  6. #6 Taylor Benson
    October 29, 2007

    To be this dishonest is pretty bad. But to be this stoopid, is really kinda worse.

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