NY Times, LA Times, WSJ failed to run second-day follow-up stories on Katrina tapes

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On the second day after the release of videos showing President Bush was warned of possible catastrophic flooding in New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal published no news articles following up on the controversy.

On March 3, the second day after the Associated Press released video footage from August 28 and 29, 2005, shedding new light on the federal response to Hurricane Katrina, The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal all failed to run any new news stories on the videos and Hurricane Katrina. By contrast, The Washington Post, USA Today, and the Associated Press all published second-day follow-up stories on the tapes, which appear to contradict President Bush's September 1, 2005, claim that "I don't think anybody anticipated the breach of the levees."

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