‘Maybe Lying Newsman Wasn’t Lying’ (2015)

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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.

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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