There’s a long feature article by Adam Kushner in the National Journal, The Cajun Comeback, about New Orleans since Katrina.
The article opens with a peek at a class at Sci Academy, a charter school, and the progress its students are making. It then begins a broader assessment of New Orleans since the hurricane; what’s working, and what isn’t.
There are several quotes from New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, and a plug for his sister, Senator Marty Landrieu. Even celebrity chef Emeril (“Bam”) Lagasse is cited.
But you know who isn’t mentioned? Not once. Nary a peep. Why, it’s Bobby Jindal, who just happens to be the governor of the state, and is the one individual most responsible for all the good things, the positive changes, that have occurred in the city and the state post-Katrina.
But it’s really not fair to accuse Kushner, and the editors of NJ of any sort of unbalanced, biased, or even just lousy reporting. After all, in the true spirit of bipartisan, objective reporting, they also omitted not one mention of former Mayor Ray Nagin, now indicted on 21 counts of corruption, and former governor Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, who could be the poster child for incompetent public servants.