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The Katrina Comparison

Oct 25, 2007

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Scott Cameron

That didn't take long... the Katrina-California wildfire comparisons are all over the blogs, and a lot of people are angry.

Some compare the populations of California and New Orleans:

Leadership plays a roll... but I think attitude, particularly as regards the residents plays a bigger role.

Others argue that views like those are offensive, and untrue:

It's all race and class-based, and it's also pathetically narrow and simple-minded.

And there are plenty who say any comparison is just wrong, that it's apples and oranges. It goes back and forth like that. And fair or not, the comparisons and critiques of those comparisons continue to come up. On the show today, we'll talk with a blogger about what people are saying, and ask you: is there any comparison, are the comparisons fair?

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