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Criticism and Hurricane Katrina

Clip: Season 32 Episode 4 | 6m 11s

During his second term, President Bush was criticized for the federal government’s response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. “Katrina ends up being a media domestic version of Iraq,” said journalist Ron Suskind.

Aired: 05/04/20

Rating: NR

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