A View of Faith, Politics, Music & More by Paul Snatchko
On my parish blog an anonymous reader admonished me for having images of Haiti. What I posted is nothing compared to this. I think we need to see it, I really do.
Amazing...It reminds me a lot of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, when it was not unusual to see bodies in the street or floating in the water.As a young reporter dispatched there by the Charleston Daily Mail, I remember seeing local authorities turning Gate A1 (formerly a Continental Airlines waiting area) at Louis Armstrong International Airport into a morgue. They used a mobile baggage conveyor belt to load bodies into a refrigerated delivery truck. It was a sight I will not forget, although I made sure I reported it in my story so people reading knew what was really happening.I applaud journalists for taking us to these awful scenes and being honest in their reporting. Through those pictures and words, we can get a glimpse into the full horror of this disaster. And then lend our help in an appropriate fashion.Thanks for keeping up on this story, Paul.
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