Sunday, February 14, 2010

Town Talk Ignores Incompetence of Local Politicians

If it were not for the advertisers and coupons, we doubt anyone but the politicians would read the newspaper. Today, for instance, the Town Talk had this to say about the Levee Problem:

This circumstance, though difficult, is not unique to Rapides Parish. It also does not reflect the results of an inspection that found structural deficiencies. In post-Hurricane Katrina America, federal regulators are actually checking to see if communities have filed all of their levee reports. If not, no certification.
Notice how the Town Talk glosses over the paperwork issue with the brief, "If not, no certification." Central Louisiana residents may be paying more for insurance because the Red River Levee District and the City of Alexandria didn't do their jobs. Another black eye for investigative journalism in Alexandria.