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Swopa notices that the media hasn’t yet bought the Bush administration’s line on Katrina—namely, that FEMA more or less performed its job, while state and local government officials dropped the ball. As both the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times have noted, “FEMA has continued to stumble” in the post-disaster relief phase.

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