By John W. Lillpop
Ray Nagin, former Mayor of New Orleans whose personal incompetence and muddled- thinking caused more damage to the Big Easy than the 100+ mile per hour winds of Hurricane Katrina, has been indicted for, of all things, fraud!
Seems inconceivable that this DEMOCRAT victim of the George W. Bush onslaught against black folks during the 2005 Katrina crisis has somehow lost his way and got caught with his hands in the cookie jar.
Nontheless, as reported at the reference:
All three broadcast network evening newscasts on Friday night ran short items on the federal corruption indictments against the bumbling former Mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, but skipped his party affiliation, a fact Reuters considered newsworthy – if not until their sixth paragraph: “Nagin, 56, and a Democrat…”
ABC anchor Diane Sawyer generously described Nagin as “the face of Hurricane Katrina…then the Mayor of New Orleans fighting for his city.”
Brian Williams of the NBC Nightly News lambasted Nagin with these harsh words:
Ray Nagin, who as Mayor of New Orleans gained notoriety for his erratic behavior during Hurricane Katrina when the city needed a steady hand, has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 21 counts of conspiracy, bribery, money laundering, tax fraud and filing false tax returns. It’s alleged Nagin took flat-out cash kickbacks from city contractors. He ran as a reformer. Even in the long history of corrupt government officials in New Orleans, this federal indictment is a first. Some time ago, Ray Nagin left New Orleans and moved to Dallas, Texas.
Once again, mainstream media refuses to be candid about the political affiliation of minority politicians.
Just to assure our independence and non-bias reporting, we repeat: Nagin is a bloody Democrat.