Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Michael Chertoff, the head of Homeland Security (and a finalist in the Skeletor lookalike contest) said repeatedly over the weekend that when he woke up on Tuesday, the day after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, newspaper headlines were all about how New Orleans had "dodged a bullet."

Problem for Chertoff: There doesn't seem to be a newspaper in America that ran the headline he said he saw.

Plenty of papers went with headlines like "DEVASTATION" and "CATASTROPHIC." Another popular one was "ENGULFED." And "FURY" got a few nods.

But sorry, no "NEW ORLEANS DODGED A BULLET" hed. The Newseum has a bunch of front pages from last Tuesday. Click here, check them out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You rock at keeping 'em honest!