New Orleans suffered Hurricane Katrina, and tens of thousands of citizens were endangered from first the floods and then starvation and dehydration. With the exception of the Coast Guard, the Federal response was meager and inadequate. FEMA and the National Guard took days to get deployed. Meanwhile, journalists in boats and vehicles actually rescued some of the people.
Nancy Giles, Essatist & Commentator, Commentary, CBS Sunday Morning, September 4, 2005