FEMA Institutes Strict Media Policy for La. Trailer Residents | Air America Radio
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has instituted a policy barring displaced Louisiana residents living in federally-funded trailer parks from talking to the media without an official chaperone. According to Baton Rouge newspaper The Advocate, a reporter was ordered by security guards to leave a trailer when discovered conducting an interview. A FEMA spokeswoman confirmed the policy, saying an agency representative must be present at any such interview. The same spokeswoman refused to comment on how much the agency spent on the 198 trailers, only 15 of which are in use, an embarrassing fact that The Advocate had previously pointed out.