I will vigorously defend our fair use of any material we find that enables this media organization to expand the public’s knowledge of the systemic corruption in the New Orleans Metro and the newspaper that aides and abets it.
Now you gotta deal with me as I am responsible for the content on this site.
That on the very day the Times Picayune tried to shut us down the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Kansas City Star were on this post as it has evidently gone viral in discriminating journalism circles.
One way or the other I’ll have the Tom Freeland post back up a bit later as the folks in DC that read us are intensely interested in that topic.
My web host has disabled the new site after they received the following complaint from lawyers representing the Times Picayune.
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The latest dust-up in the BP money grab involves Team Jindal, through political hack Garret Graves, crying to the local media that BP won’t pay to fix the oyster reefs Bobby Jindal destroyed when he opened up the spillway last Spring as he was showcasing himself politically at the expense of the environment and the public during the oil spill.
Our readers may remember cheap political posturing was the order of the day last spring both from Team Jindal and Team Boss Hogg. I predicted a year ago BP would use their useless grandstanding to avoid paying legitimate damages, of which the damage to the Oyster Reefs is not.
I offer one former Hancock County road manager Roger Ladner and his family, whom all look like they are headed for lengthy stretches in the federal pen. The only question in my mind is whether Roger will sing to try to save his wife. Word is Roger wasn’t the only county official with his fingers in the post Katrina taxpayer pie and indeed some of the rats are now trying to spin and point fingers elsewhere as the backstabbing that is seemingly itenerate to a major federal investigation kicks off in earnest.
If I were the feds I’d be looking hard at the short guy whose nose runs up the supervisors hineys whenever they stop short.