Despite high profile news coverage to the contrary, in general the American public blames local and state government more than President Bush or the Federal Government for failures to perform their responsibilities in hurricane preparedness, Hurricane Katrina planning, and Hurricane Katrina aftermath accoring to a Washington Post/ABC News Poll. This may be due to the fact the greatest problems - failure to evacuate, the looting, the improperly equipped evacuation center and the failure of the 17th Street levee - are usually viewed as local or state issues. While only the delay in providing follow on support is viewed as a federal issue.
Все-таки всесилие прессы слегка преувеличено. Пресса орет, а люди, несмотря на это, продолжают соображать.