Tuesday, August 12, 2008

NOAH Goes National

As far as I know, this Nossiter write-up is the first piece about the NOAH scandal to appear at the national level.

Interesting choice to describe Sarah Elise Lewis and Karen Gadbois as housing activists while declining to mention the internet in any context.

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Did I mention this lengthy piece on Karen that was published in the New York Times later in the day?

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Here also is the AP story by Becky Bohrer appearing at WaPo.

Can't seem to find the NPR clip, are we sure it wasn't just in the local roundup?

And here indeed is the NPR roundup including news of the FBI raid.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

AP and WaPo had something yesterday

jeffrey said...

Stupid NYT. They are hurting this recovery and they need to stop it.

Frolic said...

It was part of NPR's afternoon news wrap-up on Monday.

Leigh C. said...

I was just gonna mention NPR!

Civitch said...

At least Gambit gave them their due:

http://www.bestofneworleans.com/dispatch/current/bouqbrix.php

Karen Gadbois and Sarah Lewis,
grassroots activists and local bloggers, first broke the news of the scandal surrounding the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership program, which contracted with the city to remediate homes for the elderly and low income residents. The two began posting in June (at www.squanderedheritage.com) about houses NOAH claimed to have worked on � houses slated for demolition and others whose owners were neither poor nor elderly. The story has broken wide open, but it might never have been detected were it not for these tireless bloggers.

Anonymous said...

I also thought it was interesting that the article says the story wes broken by the local media and not local bloggers. Don

Anonymous said...

http://podcastdownload.npr.org/anon.npr-podcasts/podcast/500005/93516178/npr_93516178.mp3

E said...

thanks for the link