Sunday, December 31, 2006

Not on the List

AP’s top news stories in 2006:

1. IRAQ
2. U.S. ELECTION
3. NUCLEAR STANDOFFS
4. ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION
5. SCANDALS IN CONGRESS
6. SADDAM CONVICTED
7. MIDEAST FIGHTING
7. (tie) RUMSFELD RESIGNS
9. AIRLINER PLOT
10. DISASTER IN DARFUR
Honorable mention:
Just missing out on the Top 10 was mounting concern over climate change and global warming, highlighted by the release of Al Gore's movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," and alarming new warnings from many scientists.
Yep, the hurricane recovery is not on the list. I guess the AP saw nothing to report there. Does that mean there was no recovery?

Also not on the list, but that’s because no one really reported the significance of it when it was released on June 1, the Interagency Performance Evaluation Task Force (IPET) report saying, “The hurricane protection system in New Orleans and southeast Louisiana was a system in name only,” which lead to the now retiring head of the USACE saying:
"This is the first time the Corps has had to stand up and say we had a catastrophic failure of one of our projects," says chief engineer Lt. Gen. Carl Strock.
That should have made some list.

AP list as seen on Daily Kos.

UPDATE: The Advocate's list of the top ten Baton Rouge stories:
1. New Orleans rebuilding goes slowly
2. Storms fuel economic growth in BR
3. Property insurance costs increase
4. Doctor, two nurses arrested in N.O. hospital deaths
5. BR man accused of killing five
6. LSU men's and women's basketball teams advance to Final Four
7. Nagin wins re-election
8. Voters OK independent Central school system
9. Jefferson wins, denies wrongdoing
10. Bertman faces questions about program

4 comments:

Sophmom said...

You've been a very busy Po' Boy, writing away today! Happy New Year, darlin'. It completely sucks that those of you toiling away to rebuild New Orleans on your own were not on the AP's list. Somehow, I think it will be an issue in the coming presidential campaign, though. Just keep puttin' it out there. Peace.

rickngentilly said...

and at number ? where is my godamn lra check.

peace cuz... rick in da eight ward.

Donnie McDaniel said...

If you don't mind, I will put this up at The Democratic Daily as a blogger highlight.

bayoustjohndavid said...

The fact that Darfur is number 10 below an over-hyped airliner plot tells the whole story. 1, 6 and both 7's together might make number -- they are all parts of the same story. If they could barely remember Darfur and forgot N.O and the Gulf Coast, I'm not surprised that nobody in the press seemed to notice when Bush started making up numbers.