In addition to being a disaster, Hurricane Katrina, lo those many years ago, was notable for the astonishing number of untrue stories that came out of it.
Untrue news stories, “reported” by alleged professionals.
Oh, how they longed for that stadium to be filled with dead bodies! How they licked their lips with anticipation, as they waited to “report” that half the people in New Orleans had drowned!
The term “fake news” hadn’t yet been coined, back then. But fake news abounded. Along with fake reporters.