"All the news that's fit to print...and some that's not...from FEMA"
What the hell is going on? Our GOVERNMENT agencies are televising their own Saturday Night Live skits and trying to pass them off as NEWS.
The U.S. government's main disaster-response agency apologized on Friday for having its employees pose as reporters in a hastily called news conference on California's wildfires that no news organizations attended.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency, still struggling to restore its image after the bungled handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, issued the apology after The Washington Post published details of the Tuesday briefing.
"We can and must do better, and apologize for this error in judgment," FEMA deputy administrator Harvey Johnson, who conducted the briefing, said in a statement. "Our intent was to provide useful information and be responsive to the many questions we have received."
No actual reporter attended the news conference in person, agency spokesman Aaron Walker said.
A spokeswoman for Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, who has authority over FEMA, called the incident "inexcusable and offensive to the secretary."
"We have made it clear that stunts such as this will not be tolerated or repeated," spokeswoman Laura Keehner said. She said the department was looking at the possibility of reprimanding those responsible.
Image gone. FEMA is a farce. Funny bastards, what an ingenious way of "improving America's confidence" in their corrupt organization. Welcome to the "culture of fear" and our 6 year old "homeland".
Let's Remember Former FEMA chief Michael Brown speak of the "torture of Hurricane Katrina" and FEMA's "fix". oops..it's not my problem, NOW
Same Players. Different Scandal.