I usually don't pay any attention to the overhyped Power Line, but this is just idiotic -- one of the Power Liners is taking issue with the hated Dan Rather, who, among other things, praised news coverage of Katrina:
...maybe Rather was happiest with the bogus death count estimate of 10,000 that the MSM put forth. I'm partial to this one because it springs, in part, from a central fallacy of the leftism of the MSM and others -- that people have no capacity to act without the government's help.
Excuse me, but for quite a while after 9/11, the estimated death toll was 7,000. When the dust settled, it turned out that the death toll was less than half that. Whose fault was it that that estimate was high? Liberals'?
(TBogg has more on the estimate.)