One of the most frustrating parts of this whole experience is that the national media has all but ignored the plight of our region. The capital city of Louisiana still has 40% of its population without power. Why isn’t this on every paper in America?
Well, for whatever reason, the media has rediscovered the real story here. The NY Times published an article yesterday, NPR had an interview with Mayor “Kip” Holden, and last night NBC News ran a story with an accompanying “mea culpa” (almost).
- Storm Long Past, Darkness and Heat Still Cling to Baton Rouge (NY Times)
- Baton Rouge, La., Grapples With Power Outages (National Public Radio)